Water4Haiti

Water4Haiti
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About Us

Water 4 Haiti is a Faith Based- Nondenominational organization working to improve Haitian living standards. Over the past 8 years we have repaired over 600 pumps, some of which had been broken for almost 10 years. On several occasions it was possible to have pumps repaired in half a day and $300 in parts. This paid great dividends to the families of the surrounding villages, especially for the women and children since they are the primary carriers of the water. Without a reliable water sources many walk for several miles only to find polluted water.

Putting a pump on an open well improves safety, as a child will not be able to fall in. It improves sanitation, as animals will not fall in and dirty buckets are not lowered into the well each time. Lastly, it decreases the labor necessary to obtain water. It is much easier to pump than raise a pail of water out of the well.

We have a small drilling machine that can drill to the depth of 150'. It works well in clay but is too small to drill through rock. The benefit of this drill is that it is small enough to maneuver in rough terrain. We bring in our 4'' casing from the States as it is hard to find in Haiti and very expensive. We do not charge villages anything for our work or supplies. We rely totally on private donations from individuals, clubs, churches and service groups. To create a sense of ownership within the

Images

Our full time employees who do all of the work. They work everyday whether I am there or not.
Laying pipe to a village cistern from an electric well.
This is a 25,000 gal cistern which collects water from a school and church roofs. The pump is set on the lid and the cistern goes 5' into the ground.
They had to walk 1 1/2 hr to find safe drinking water.
They had to walk 1 1/2 hr to find safe drinking water.
They had to walk 1 1/2 hr to find safe drinking water.
A truck load of supplies headed for an orphanage which had been brought down from America. Beds, desks, shoes, clothes, benches, eating plates, glasses, silverware and on and on. Nearly an orphanage every so many blocks (an exaggeration), but there are hundreds and hundreds of babies and young kids in homes from 20 to 80.
This is a 25,000 gal cistern which collects water from a school and church roofs. The pump is set on the lid and the cistern goes 5' into the ground.
A truck loaded with 5 gal pails from a village which does not have a pump. We have delivered thousands of gallons of water over the years such as this scene. 200 pails means 1000 gallons of water. We could use our entire time of just delivering water to dry areas. Usually on a Saturday one of our employees will use his own time and head for a village or a neighborhood. One Sat night the truck pulled into the compound at 8 o'clock from their last load of water. A total of 9 loads of water that day.
A truck load of supplies headed for an orphanage which had been brought down from America. Beds, desks, shoes, clothes, benches, eating plates, glasses, silverware and on and on. Nearly an orphanage every so many blocks (an exaggeration), but there are hundreds and hundreds of babies and young kids in homes from 20 to 80.
They had to walk 1 1/2 hr to find safe drinking water.
A truck load of supplies headed for an orphanage which had been brought down from America. Beds, desks, shoes, clothes, benches, eating plates, glasses, silverware and on and on. Nearly an orphanage every so many blocks (an exaggeration), but there are hundreds and hundreds of babies and young kids in homes from 20 to 80.
A truck load of supplies headed for an orphanage which had been brought down from America. Beds, desks, shoes, clothes, benches, eating plates, glasses, silverware and on and on. Nearly an orphanage every so many blocks (an exaggeration), but there are hundreds and hundreds of babies and young kids in homes from 20 to 80.
A truck load of supplies headed for an orphanage which had been brought down from America. Beds, desks, shoes, clothes, benches, eating plates, glasses, silverware and on and on. Nearly an orphanage every so many blocks (an exaggeration), but there are hundreds and hundreds of babies and young kids in homes from 20 to 80.
A picture of a bathing area. A pump is near by and this construction gives privacy for taking a bath. We have constructed 4 of these very appreciated projects.
This does not look like much of a house but the family of 4 was found in the mountains living in a cave. A small church built them this shelter and W4H built a 16'x16' concrete house.
A pic of the digger in an earlier photo at the bottom of the well and going deeper.
A very typical boat on the Haitian seas. Transport everything to an island 14 mi from main land. Cement, food, drinks, lumber, tin-everything. 145,000 people on 13 mi x 35 mi island
Boys just playing in the water after the pump has been repaired.

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