Health
 Haiti
Project #6142

Provide clean water for 100 Haitian families

by Clean Water for Haiti

Summary

Clean Water for Haiti will improve the lives of Haitians by supplying Biosand water filters to 100 individual families.
$2,120.00
total raised
21
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

The World Health Organization has declared Haiti the world's most water-improverished country. As many as 50% of the people in Haiti have no access to clean water and over 70% have no sanitary sewers. At present, one in eight children under the age of five die of water-borne disease and illness. Using local materials, employing local men and women, and purchasing products from local businesses, Clean Water for Haiti manufactures Biosand water filters and delivers them to Haitian families.

Solution

Biosand filters can remove 98-100% of all disease. Water from contaminated sources is poured through the filter and is ready to use. A filter can treat enough water each day for all of the household needs - drinking, bathing, washing and cooking.

Long-Term Impact

This project will manufacture and deliver 100 Biosand filters to Haitian families giving them access to clean water which will improve their health and extend their lives. It will also provide employment to local people and help the economy.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.cleanwaterforhaiti.org
Expertise in water and sanitation for the poor

Organization Information

Clean Water for Haiti

Location: Vancouver, WA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.cleanwaterforhaiti.org
Clean Water for Haiti
Project Leader:
Rich Radford
President
Vancouver, WA United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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