Cholera is spreading in Haiti. Clean water is part of the solution. In Haiti we can produce bulk liquid chlorine that cleans water. For $31,595, you can purify 10,000,000 gallons of water.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
As of November 7, 2010, 501 deaths and 7,359 hospitalizations have been attributed to cholera in numerous locations throughout the country, according to latest figures from the Haitian Ministry of Health. The numbers have been rising. In the Artibonite region, government figures suggest that children under five represent approximately one-fifth of reported cases. Cholera is a challenge to countries where access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation cannot be guaranteed.
How will this project solve this problem?
We are producing our Haitian-made liquid chlorine (Gadyen Dlo) in bulk (225 gallons at a time!) to purify water in the cholera impact zone. This will both purify 10,000,000 gallons of water and create local, sustainable jobs for Haitians.
Potential Long Term Impact
With one person consuming 5 gallons of water per week (drinking, eating, washing foods and hands, etc.), 10,000,000 gallons of safe water can provide 2,000,000 people with safe water for a week or 200,000 Haitians with safe water for a 10 weeks!
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.