The hard working people of Los Palis Haiti are in dire need of a safe and consistent supply of drinking water to lower mortality rates and allow them to work and attend school.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
The 3,000 villagers, especially children under 5, will directly benefit from the revitalization and expansion of their existing water source, which is inadequate and unsafe. The project has begun with the installation of a new water well in the school yard. Funding is now needed for items such as a solar-powered well pump, new piping, and food for local labor. EWB-Atlanta engineering services are rendered for free, and travel expenses are paid by each member and are not drawn from funding.
How will this project solve this problem?
Two assessment trips have been conducted and the water system expansion has been designed. A new water well has been installed. Project scope and costs for materials and food for local labor are defined. Community partnerhip has been established.
Potential Long Term Impact
Villagers will no longer have to walk 20 miles to the nearest source, which is also contaminated. This will greatly improve the local economy, health, and allow opportunities for education. The 10% under 5 child mortality rate will be lowered.
Total Funding Received to Date: $1,290
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $1,290 . The original project funding goal was $60,000.