The effects of the earthquake are still being felt over a year later. DSI’s model of locally driven social enterprises has shown itself to be both scalable and sustainable. The past year has allowed us many opportunities to enter new communities, forge partnerships with institutions which will be fighting unsafe water for years to come, and learn lessons about how best to make our efforts sustainable. Despite fluctuations in aid that has been available to communities we serve, our Haitian agents have continued providing access to safe water.
Our current programs serve over 40,000 families with chlorine on an ongoing basis. Not only do our efforts save lives, but the increased operations have provided jobs for over 260 Haitians to produce and distribute bottles of chlorine. In order to sustain these economic opportunities and make continued health impact, it is critical that local agents promote healthy behaviors and use of chlorine to treat drinking water. Your support is greatly appreciated as we empower these agents to strive for change that will become a part of daily life for rural Haitian families.
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