Project #4582

Safe Water & On-going Relief in Haiti

by Deep Springs International
May 15, 2013

1st Quarter 2013 UPDATE


We are continuing our efforts to provide clean water for 900,000 rural Haitians families who are without

Some recent accomplishments include:

  • Launch of Buckets of Life Program
  • Celebration of World Water Day 2013 - International Year of Water Cooperation with over 250 attendees
  • Successful partnership with French organization ACTED, which includes distribution of Buckets of Life and training for over 500 families, and the addition of 7 new Health Agents who work directly with Haitians providing on-going support
  • Participation in "Global Health and Entrepreneurship" conference in Boston, MA providing networking, collaboration and future partnership opportunities

Earth Day

The recent celebration of Earth Day was an opportunity to bring the importance of abundant, potable water center stage. Most people believe that pollution is the main source of concern, but in fact, in countries like Haiti, deforestation has the most devastating impact. Most rural Haitians still cut trees to produce charcoal for cooking, the primary cause of deforestation in the past 50 years.

Our primary focus in Haiti is to make sure families & individuals have access to clean, safe water, but we also collaborate with other initiatives to educate Haitians on the importance of trees and their impact on rainfall, vegetation and topsoil.

Deeps Springs is supportive of all reforestation projects in Haiti, recognizing this as a key step in helping Haitians stabilize their water sources.

Health Agents Excelling in Haiti

Our supervisors in Northern Haiti recently met with the 21 Health Agents in the Plaine du Nord region. These Agents work jointly for Deep Springs and the Haitian Ministry of Health. To the supervisors’ delight, they learned that these Health Agents are so motivated to help save lives and improve health that they have been going the extra mile.

They have been holding community meetings with families they are not required to visit as part of their Ministry of Health responsibilities. It is this personal commitment that will enable us to reach all 900,000 families who lack clean water in rural Haiti. The demand is so great that the Agents recently ran out of our bucket systems!

 Boys excited about Buckets of Life delivery
Boys excited about Buckets of Life delivery



About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Deep Springs International

Location: Grove City, PA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Deep Springs International
Project Leader:
Steve Bostian
Development Director
Grove City, PA United States

Retired Project!

This project is no longer accepting donations.

Still want to help?

Find another project in Haiti or in Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.