Thanks for all the donations and the visibility that all of you created through sharing "Give Water, Give Life" Campaign. Together we have succeeded in giving water to 7500 families in an area where drought is known to last for months at the time and last two years in 2014 and 2015.
We started with a goal of 20 but we have gone overboard for our life bearing cause and constructed 10 more for a total of 30 cisterns. This is what we can accomplish as we reach to one another and join hands across waters around the globe. That is truly being fruitful and multiplying.
We could not have done it without your support. Cisterns are gifts that keep on giving and on a daily basis you have given water to the people of Didyet, Mawotye and Lakoma.
Mesi anpil! Thank you so very much and Blessings be upon you and yours.
The Lambi Fund of Haiti completed 20 cisterns, 10 in Lacoma and 10 in Didyet due to the generosity of all of our donors. Didyet and Lakoma are located in the commune of Jean Rabel. This area is known for its rigorous dry season and was most affected during the drought of 2014 - 2015.
This area was also hit during Hurricane Mattews. Although we were also affected in the Northwest of Haiti, we are please that during the visit effected by the Lambi staff on october, there was no reported cases of cholera in the area while the government administration reports 150 new cases emerging in the affected areas, according to the civil protection office. Having water protected and secure is one of the ways we can reduce the impact of cholera and its spread. This region now counts 57 cisterns providing water the families living there and you were part of the solution as you helped build 20 of them.
The work of the Lambi Fund is not finished although this project is complete with the help of many foundations and your contribution we reached our goal of 20 cisterns. Lambi has already began the construction of 10 more cisterns in Mawotye. Our sustainable goal of assuring access to water for over 7500 families is well underway.
Thank you for your support. Thank you for choosing to be part of the solution.
We are moving forward providing water to the people of Haiti in remote North West. As you know we met our first goal of 20 cisterns. We are working on the new set of 10 in the Northwest of Haiti namely in Mawotye.
This project will build 10 4,500 gallon water cisterns in drought-ravaged town of Mawotye. People of Mawotye are very excited especially now is the season that they will collect water with rain and river flowing. we are adding 45,000 gallons more water for the families of Mawotye.
Accesibility is a key issue as there are only traces of roads leading to the area. This project has brought people together. They have cleared patches of road from the crossing of the river to the hill tops. They are volunteering to bring all materials up the hill: cement, steel frame, sand and blocks. Women have been breaking stone to facilitate the mortar for the construction of the foundation and the base.
Engineers are working with local mason to not only participate in the construction but also to learn to maintain and repair cisterns thereafter.
In its 22 years, Lambi has helped provide millions of gallons of water. Just in 2015, we help ravaged drought-ridden northwest of Haiti gather today 4500x 20 to so many families, What better way for you to partner with us to give water and give life, a cistern is really the gift that keeps on giving!
Across waters you have reached to us and we continue to help rural Haiti get closer to self-sufficient. Thanks for making it possible!
Because you care lives changed! The amazing thing about it is that we will not go back there because not only the strategy comes from the locality that faced the challenge, they together work to maintain the viability of the activity for long term.
Cisterns for gathering water is sustainable. The community is organized to share the resource that is water. They have shape a process for surveillance, cleanliness and the gathering of water. They share the water with all community dwellers and the residents contribute a token (1 gourde) per gallon or pail obtained. That contribution provides payment to hire a person that is responsible for maintenance, test the potability of the water and assure that the cisterns is cleaned periodically. Lambi Fund has trained community dwellers, members of the organization to deliver these tasks.
People are saying: "Nou gen dlo" (We got water). They raise their hands up in praise. I hve been there sitting with the women in Lakoma and Didyet are not walking for hours to find a pail of water. Water is within reach. With the rain, they have water more abundantly.
The Lambi fund in Haiti will continue to partner with those who have taken charge in rural Haiti. We also seek partnership with those who are conscious that we are the change we dream and endeavor to make change for all because we are one world, ultimately.
Together our partners and the Lambi fund team say thank you to Global giving for the opportunity and thank you to you for your generosity. You touched a life and that life has a lasting gratitude that is indelible.
Together we can continue to make differences accross Worlds and Oceans!
You have helped the Lambi Fund and its partners in the Northwest of Haiti reach beyond its set goals of 20 cisterns. We have begun the construction of 10 more cisterns with a dimension 18 cubic meter for 4,500 gallons of water each. The power of the human spirit surpasses overwhelming challenges and make things happen. In this instance it is despite the failure of institutions and woeful neglect of administrators that we, in collaboration and partnership with you and rural community dwellers, have surpassed our goal.
The locality of Mawotye, in the seventh section of Port De Paix, will receive 45,000 gallons of water. The beneficiaries resides in small localities of : Kolombye, Nan Sonde, Dieu Ki Bay,Odije, Manvaz, Mago, Pilet, Kavaz, Espre and Vye Joupa. People of Mawotye are active participants. They have been gathering and breaking in small pieces the stone to make the gravel necessary for the foundation and walls that will provide the life source, water. They also volunteer their times to carry all construction materials such as cement, bricks and steel metal; water for mortar and repairing walkways and roads to make way for construction vehicles to reach the selected sites. You see the Lambi fund works in the most remote and vulnerable areas and often here are no formal roads to reach destination.
While constructing the cisterns we have the challenge of rising inflation (12.5%) and thus rising cost of construction. A 100lbs cement container has risen from HTG65 to HTG105 nearly 161% increase in cost.
We are able to add 10 cisterns because of the will and sharing of People like you. We are so grateful for your partnership, your trust and your capacity to share in the crutial gift of water for life.
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