Haiti was rocked on January 12, 2010 by a devastating 7.0 earthquake followed by at least two aftershocks. Over 200,000 people perished. In a country where the majority live on less than two dollars a day and lack access to basic necessities such as food and water, Deep Springs International (www.deepspringsinternational.org) is striving to make a lasting difference.
We locally produce and distribute the Gadyen Dlo brand liquid chlorine solution and an in-home water treatment systems called the Bucket of Life through sustainable Haitian social enterprises designed to eventually operate independent of charitable aid. When aid leaves, we stay.
We impact the lives of Haitians long-term by providing a safe-water solution that is locally managed, affordable, sustainable, and effective. We establish and help build to scale Haitian-managed social enterprises using a Haitian-made solution.