Team members visiting at risk community
Dear Friends and Supporters-
In this holiday season, a time of thanksgiving and good will, we come together with each other to celebrate, give thanks and look forward to a new year. I want to personally wish each of you good health and best wishes for the season.
In Haiti, cholera has returned and is again striking the most vulnerable in the population, the poor, the elderly and especially the children. Over 3,000 new cases have been reported and several hundred deaths. The majority of the deaths have been in young children under 5.
Currently Agua Pura has 4 separate teams of trained Haitian volunteers working in different areas of their country promoting water testing, sanitation and water purification. Two of our teams are in the South where there have been new outbreaks. Cholera and contaminated water go together, where diarrheal disease is, cholera may also be.
One team recently visited a remote community where they found a highly contaminated spring which was their only water source. We are now organizing a return visit to provide needed sanitary and water purification supplies to the families and instructions about how to protect themselves from disease.I've included photos from this visit.
Agua Pura with your support is the only organization doing this work in these areas, and we are planning more surveys to similar communities. All of us are volunteers and 100% of your donations go to furthering the work.
Thank you for your continued support on GlobalGiving for over 10 years.
p.s. I'm including a link to a graphic vidio about cholera.This video is produced in many languages around the world to teach people how to protect themselves against the disease.
contaminated community water source
water sample contaminated with E. coli