Water And Sanitation
Our Program overview
Haiti has the lowest rates of access to improved water and sanitation infrastructure in the western hemisphere. This situation was likely exacerbated by the earthquake in 2010 and also contributed to the rapid spread of the cholera epidemic that started later that same year. according to WHO,/UNICEF 24% of Haitian in urban areas have access to improved sanitation but this number is considerably worse in rural areas, where only 10% of the population had access to improved sanitation.
Water changes everything.
For Haitian living in rural areas Water is more than having access to just clean drinking water, It is also about water for preventing disease outbreaks, for livelihoods, for agriculture, for keeping children in schools, and more.
To improve the situation of families in rural areas, we are partnering with communities to increase easy, reliable access to clean water through the drilling of new boreholes and the restoration of non-functioning water systems. And, we are working with schools and health centers to ensure children and their families have access to clean water while they are studying or at a clinic by installing water points.