I remember last February going to visit one of our animal husbandry project in the south of Haiti, near . We travelled three and half hours and there was no pitt stop for any urgent need. Arriving in Chantal, everyone was scurrying to find a restroom. to no avail. It took the cholera for all of us program providers to acknowledge that sanitary conditions is an integral emelment of development and improving the quality of living in the areas we are working. Since the epidemic of Cholera started in 2011 and over 7,500 persons have died and over 150,000 gotten deathly ill, it has reframed the issue of potable water and sanitation for all concerned.
With your help the Lambi Fund placed 30 latrines strategically in the projects where there is public gathering such as the mills, where thousand of rural farmers gather during the harvesting season to transform their grains into eatable cereals to take to the market. None of the mills had a restroom and access to water to wash hands and assure sanitation.
Not only we embarked on a campaign to inform the people how to prevent the transmission of the cholera virus based on the public health model and method targeting the rural area , we teach the people how to set up hand washing stations to sanitize hands before and after using the restroom and at the entry of the mills. We also define a new policy for project development. The Lambi fund will develop toilets and acccess to water for hands washing in all projects being built effective immediately. Your contribution will assure that we continue to practice these preventive and safety measures throughout the rural areas where we have forged partnership to improve the living conditions in Haiti.
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