We have had so many successes recently with the Rural Water Project in Ranquitte Haiti that its been challenging to find time to post them all. More updates on the way soon!
Here is an example of what we’ve been receiving from our in-country director in terms of success stories. The “BEFORE” photo is a rural water site in the jungle which was essentially a mud-filled hole, fed with naturally flowing water from an underground source. Local families get their drinking and washing water from this location, and its a threat to their health.
The “AFTER” photo is a cement encapsulation of that water source, with access through the top via a custom, locally-made, metal door. The encapsulation allows for the water to fill the tank, be safe from animal contamination, and to be treated with chemicals to kill any harmful bacteria. A lock for the door protects the water source as well.
A site like this costs only a few hundred dollars. We can provide you with details if you’re interested in helping to fund one. Each tanks saves dozens of families from the threat of cholera, and most importantly, is Haitian designed, built, managed, and maintained.
Of the people, for the people, and by the people: One Hundred For Haiti.
Brother’s Keeper original design is now up for pre-order. EMS drew up a design using The Continuum artwork. All proceeds go to One Hundred for Haiti. Pre-orders close on March 14th. Please allow a few weeks on shipping.
Two, count them TWO, new benefit hardcore shirts are available with all proceeds benefitting One Hundred For Haiti. We’ve been working with friends in bands around the world to bring you great shirt designs which benefit the work that we do.
Our friends in Earth Crisis donated an unused design from the “Destroy the Machines” tour featuring a graphic for the song “The Order That Shall Be” (which has been scientifically proven to be the best Earth Crisis song)
And our friends in Mean Season offered an ORIGINAL design on an ash grey shirt (the best t-shirt color, says the colorblind guy typing this).
Today is #GivingTuesday!
We hope you will continue to show your support to our ongoing efforts in Haiti. We know that in these tumultuous times, there are many worthy organizations who may be on your giving radar.
One idea: donate to more than one group. Many of us at One Hundred For Haiti will give outside of our own organization this year as well. Ultimately, we hope that you give as much as you can afford to groups that most closely align with your hopes and concerns for the future. Put your money and actions into real substantive change, and in organizations like ours with little or no overhead.
As always, do your research and ask questions, and use your voice and wallet in the most effective ways possible!
We are so very thankful for your support on this day and every day.
One Hundred For Haiti has entered into a partnership with LUSH (www.lush.com). LUSH has decided to provide us with partial funding for our Rural Water Project and GTPE Anti-Sexual Assault work. LUSH is amazing and we are so thankful for their support.
The next time you’re in a mall and see a LUSH store, please go in and tell them that you are thankful for them adding One Hundred For Haiti to their “charity pot” program which is a collective effort to support non-profits who are helping with humanitarian, environmental, and animal rights efforts.
In downtown Seattle the other day I went in and thanked the people working in the Westlake Center LUSH store as if they were the decision makers for the whole company. They were so happy to make a human connection with the charity pot program recipients they sell products for daily. One girl said “This is so cool! I’m gonna cry!” I left before she did but it was still pretty great.
After Hurricane Matthew, our local contacts in the north of Haiti have been inspired to make their communities safer for the future. They just sent us a photo of yet ANOTHER completed water cistern (which YOU provided the funding for!) to protect yet another group of families from cholera.
Each tank is locally designed and locally constructed, and catches naturally flowing water at its source and holds it so that it can be treated in the case of any natural event or disaster which might reintroduce cholera or contaminants from the water table.