Children
 Haiti
Project #9174

Clean Water for Haitian Orphans

by God's Littlest Angels Inc
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We are heading into the rainy season in Haiti.   What does that mean?  That means more water everywhere. That’s a good thing in that we can catch more of it in our cisterns to filter and use.

The water we catch and buy is used in many different ways around the orphanage to keep our children staying healthy.

Some of the ways the water is used an the orphanage

 

-       Drinking

-       Bathing our children

-       Cooking food for the children

-       Cleaning the children living environment

-       In our NICU mixed with formula for our sick babies.

-       Doing our children laundry

 

The need is ongoing, thank you for anything you can do to help us provide for the kids.

During the rainy season
During the rainy season

Here at GLA we are in the process of building our own facilities up on the mountain,  each building that we build has a water storage built  underneath.

At the moment we have the capability of storing approximately 90,000 gallons of rain water, during the rain season that water we have in storage allows is not to have to purchase truck loads of water. 

 

During the dry season without the consistent topping up of our water tanks we are forced to buy water by the truckload. We are now in the dry season and this means having to find several thousand dollars weekly to pay for the water.

 

Thanks for your ongoing support in helping to provide water for our kids. 

During the dryseason
During the dryseason
The dry land
The dry land

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After 3 days of rain - Site of the new main house
After 3 days of rain - Site of the new main house

This time of year we are blessed to have a steady flow of rain, which equals a steady water supply for those of us who are living up at the new property. When building on the new property we focused very heavily on water catchment and collection we have over 100,000 gallons of water storage capacity.   

 Over the last month, our water bill has gone down slightly however we have had a wave of failed equipment and power that we rely on to move our water so it flows out of our taps.  

We would greatly appreciate any donations that can help cover the cost of our equipment needed to continue to keep our clean water flowing. Thank you for you’re on going commitment to God's Littlest Angels.

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Water Delivery
Water Delivery

In the last report it was mentioned since moving further up the mountain to our permanent home it’s been a battle to have our regular water company travel the extra 25 minutes to deliver water to our new home for the older kids. 

We had been very lucky in having one of the other water companies agree to come up the mountain when we need them. They are constantly reliable and have been keeping our water tanks full, at a higher cost per truckload we are looking forward to rainy season as we do collect the rainfall.   

We Thank You for your ongoing support and invite you to share our story. 

 

Water Delivery  2
Water Delivery 2

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Since moving further up the mountain to our permanent home it’s been a battle to have our regular water company travel the extra 25 minutes to deliver water to our new home for the older kids. 

We have been taking down contact details of other water trucks we have seen in the area.  After multiple phone calls and negotiations we contracted one of the other water companies to deliver us the water required.  Though we must pay the extra transport fee for being further away.  At 100$ a truck it is adding up, we are looking forward to the raining season. 

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God's Littlest Angels Inc

Location: Colorado Springs, CO - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.glahaiti.org/​
Project Leader:
Dixie Bickle
Colorado Springs, Colorado United States

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