The hard working people of Los Palis Haiti are in dire need of a safe and consistent supply of drinking water to lower mortality rates and allow them to work and attend school.
The 3,000 villagers, especially children under 5, will directly benefit from the revitalization and expansion of their existing water source, which is inadequate and unsafe. The project has begun with the installation of a new water well in the school yard. Funding is now needed for items such as a solar-powered well pump, new piping, and food for local labor. EWB-Atlanta engineering services are rendered for free, and travel expenses are paid by each member and are not drawn from funding.
Two assessment trips have been conducted and the water system expansion has been designed. A new water well has been installed. Project scope and costs for materials and food for local labor are defined. Community partnerhip has been established.
Villagers will no longer have to walk 20 miles to the nearest source, which is also contaminated. This will greatly improve the local economy, health, and allow opportunities for education. The 10% under 5 child mortality rate will be lowered.
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Excel file (projdoc.xls).
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