Hello Dear Friends and Partners,
Haiti continues to struggle from the aftershocks of a government corruption scandal where $2 billion went missing as well as the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns. The lockdowns affected Haiti just as it did every other country in the world, but due to Haiti's much greater poverty levels and lack of governmental resources, and poor infrastructure, the lockdown effects have been more severe for the average Haitian. School, business and government shutdowns crippled everyone.
Our water program repairing broken pumps also had to shut down for many months. DMI implemented instead a remote distribution system for COVID-19 of Water, Food, and Hygiene care package for our needy population to do our part and help in a practical way.
The Haitian Government reopened the country back in August, the COVID-19 cases were relatively minimal so schools and businesses were allowed to function. We are finally able to continue our program repairing broken pumps and work on new pumps. We had to make many adjustments, especially with new social distancing rules.
This project is having to bring sustainable access to clean water and sanitation to neighboring schools in the water-stressed region of Haiti is lacking the funding that is necessary to accomplish what was originally intended however, we are using whatever means to help those who are in need.
Give the gift of Water Program has been blessed the past month with the help of a Canadian biker, Kris Rudic, who launched “highway-for-haiti-covid-19-relief-fund” Kris Rudic had been planning on volunteering in Haiti but when the pandemic hit, decided to change his plans and come up with a new way to give back. Kris bikes around Nova Scotia raising funds for COVID-19 relief in Haiti. He raised more than $2000 for COVID-19 projects, of that amount, DMI got a disbursement of $540.23 on September 25, 2020, and $183.74, on October 23, 2020.
Those funds have been allocated to the need for a new pump in the much-needed area of Dubre North of Haiti. We have received news that the measurement and digging of the well should begin soon.
The people of La Fuite, Milot Haiti thanks Kris for his generous heart of giving and promised to continue to pray for him. They promised to send a photo next time.
We are counting on all of you friends and partners! We will keep you posted. Thank you for your unending support in enabling us to empower these communities with the gift of clean water!
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Many, Many Blessings!
And please stay healthy!!!
DMI-MDLM Project Team