Phase One of the Rural Water Project: FUNDED!

Phase one of our Rural Water Project was funded today for the rural area of Ranquitte. We – meaning YOU – paid for Haitian workers in extremely rural areas to build ten water treatment tanks. These tanks will protect the water supply, currently coming directly from the ground from natural springs, from infecting people with cholera when storms disrupt the groundwater and reintroduce larger amounts of cholera into the water. We expect 15,000 people in Haiti to never have to worry about dying of cholera again as a result of this project. Thanks to our partners from Peacework Medical who originally built the first tanks in the area which we saw on our trip there a few months ago. Phase two will begin in the fall: more water tanks, more lives saved.