Humans are made up of up to 70% water, dehydration is deadly, and many water-borne contaminants can be harmful or even fatal to children and the sick. This lead us to the discovery that approximately 2 billion citizens of earth are water insecure. That discovery was the one that lead us to action. We researched and found out that Haitians are one of the most water insecure people on the planet and Haiti is so close to us. After our first trip we realized how even the smallest action or donation can have tremendous impact as long as the delivery was assured.
History of Project
The Water4Haiti project began in 2012 with a grant from the Tallahassee Rotary Club.
Using those funds we began traveling to Dumay Haiti and working with the local community to provide relief for their difficult living conditions. We specifically bring Sawyer Point One Water Filter systems, assemble them, and instruct recipients on how to use and maintain them.
Each filter has a capacity of over 100 gallons per day and with the 150+ filters we have already delivered, we estimate having created a clean water source directly for approximately 700 citizens of Dumay and provided some level relief for around 1,400.
In October the team visited Dumay and delivered over 60 water filters and the original recipients.
- Continue to provide relief for with the water filters
- Treat ill patients and children at the town’s clinic
- Begin to formulate plan for town’s proposed plumbing and sanitation system
- Introduce/Develop sustainable agricultural practices
- Implement a Sanitation system for the town
- 100% of townspeople have daily access to safe drinking water
- Double current food production utilizing sustainable techniques
- Thoroughly clean, update, and stock the town clinic
- Implement technology based learning and increase access to the Internet