Hovard is a young Haitian who was trained by Agua Pura Para El Pueblo in water testing and purification procedures when he was a student here in the United States. When he returned home to Cap-Haitien he started a very successful recycling and composting business to clean up household garbage and waste that previously was dumped in the street.
Now, Hovard and Agua Pura have started to tackle the problem of contaminated drinking water in Haiti. Thousands of people there, adults and children, have died of Cholera in the last few years, but with simple methods the cholera bacteria in the water can be killed. Agua Pura works at the most basic level, with individual families, to teach them how to protect themselves from disease and give them the supplies they need to stay safe. Over the years we have distributed thousands of Water Pasteurization Indicators (WAPIs) that show when water is purified and safe to drink.
First Hovard will test local drinking water supplies including wells and surface waters for contamination. Then with that information he and his staff will conduct community meetings to talk about what people can do to protect themselves against disease. They will also distribute WAPIs and other necessary supplies.
This is an exciting new program for Agua Pura and our first project in Haiti. We are not sure where this will lead but with your help we are committed to help fight cholera and other water borne diseases there. With Hovard we work directly with the families and the children to bring safe water.
Agua Pura gets no government aid and all of our staff are volunteers so your tax deductible donations have a huge impact. Will you help us combat disease and bring healthy drinking water to the families of Haiti? Every donation helps and we are dependent on the support of you and others who believe in us.
If you have supported us in the past and would like to really help further our work, would you consider becoming a regular, recurring monthly donor? Even small regular donations help us to plan ahead and set future goals. This month Global Giving is matching recurring monthly donations to help encourage supporters to make the commitment, so your impact will be even greater.
If you wish I can personally send you a Christmas gift of a Water Pasteurization Indicator so that you can see how they work and how your donation saves children’s lives. Please write and let me know.
Merry Christmas and God Bless you and your family.
Tom Carter firstname.lastname@example.org
Water Pasteurization Indicator