Combat Haiti's Spreading Cholera Crisis

Jul 13, 2012

282 families in West Haiti will have clean water

These sisters in Grand Savanne need clean water
These sisters in Grand Savanne need clean water

We estimate that at 110 community sites and 160 school sites, our chlorinators help protect over 760,000 Haitians from waterborne diseases. However, there are many Haitian communities that still need clean water.

One area of Haiti that we are working to bring clean water to is the city of Leogane. We have installed chlorinators on several community water stations in Leogane, but there are many surrounding communities that we have not been able to reach. Grand Savanne is one of these communities. We need $2,000 to bring clean water to Grand Savanne.

With your help, we can reach this goal!   

Our hope is to begin installing chlorinators in Grand Savanne by late September. Along with community leaders and local organizations, we will be working with Sustain Haiti, another U.S.-based non-profit. In April of 2012, Sustain Haiti was contacted by the community leaders in Grand Savanne. Sustain Haiti was asked by the leaders of Grand Savanne to hold agriculture, health, and business classes – there are now 2-3 free classes per week in Grand Savanne.

Despite being well-led and organized, the residents of Grand Savanne are without clean water. On behalf of Grand Savanne, Sustain Haiti has asked us to help this community make clean water a reality.

There are two community organizations in Grand Savanne, one for women and one for the general population. These two groups have previously mobilized their community, independent of any outside NGOs, to bring electricity to their church, which serves as a school and a community center. Pastor Emmanuel, the president of the general population organization, and Bijoux Kamitachka, the president of the Grand Savanne Organization for Women, have both expressed their complete support in bringing chlorinators to their community.

282 families (approximately 2,200 people) reside in Grand Savanne. Once the chlorinators are installed, it will only cost $32 a month (the cost of chlorine) for the community to provide clean water to all 282 families. An amazingly low cost to provide something that is so important: clean water. 

For $2,000 we can install the entire Grand Savanne chlorinator system. With $2,000 dollars the 2,200 residents of Grand Savanne will have clean water for years.

Thank you for your ongoing support, it enables us to help thousands of Haitian families with access to clean, safe water. 


Warm regards,

The International Action Team


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Project Leader

Zach Brehmer

Washington, DC United States

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Map of Combat Haiti's Spreading Cholera Crisis