Haiti Water Relief

by WaterBrick International
Nov 21, 2011

Helping by Thinking Sustainable

Since the Haiti earthquake, WaterBrick was focused on helping with the immediate needs.  We are excited about helping in a more sustainable way now.  We are partnering with MPhise (http://haiti.mphise.net/) and We Advance (http://weadvance.org/) along with our partnership with Dow Chemical (see Dow Partner Report link attached) to assist in a larger initiative of water sustainability as MPhise states "the mission of the Water Working Group is to provide potable water to Haiti in a manner that will reduce, and eventually largely eradicate water-borne disease in Haiti".

But fighting disease is more than just fighting it at the water source.  Helping to provide basic housing to the nearly 1 million displaced Haitians also helps with disease and other social injustices.  As Mphise said on their site, "We heard testimonies of the many diseases contracted by people living under tarps, of the pain of women suffering from all kinds of violence, and of children who cannot attend school or plan for their futures in these conditions. We see how the planned camps (like Corail) have become hell and do not offer conditions within which life can flourish."  To read more on their report, click on the MPhise Report link attached.

WaterBrick is working on the final development to provide a 10 foot by 12 foot house in a box that meets the needs of the Haitian people.  We will provide more once this is finalized.

In the meantime, I am leaving for Haiti Friday November 25th for 5 days to participate in a Water Initiative project with MPhise and in a demonstration for the United Nations.  We will provide a better update on this as we have more to report.

If you'd like to help in more ways that just in donations, help comes in many forms.  E-mail us your thoughts at info@waterbrick.org.

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WaterBrick International

Location: Winter Garden, FL - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.waterbrick.org
WaterBrick International
Project Leader:
Wendell Adams
Founder
ORLANDO, FL United States

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