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Haiti’s water problem!

The UN estimates that almost one-tenth of the global disease burden could be prevented by improving water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and management of water resources. But Haiti, like many developing nations around the world, is currently devastated by a lack of clean water and the systems that provide it.

Most water sources are contaminated with human waste because of the absence of a sewage sanitation system. Still, that dirty water is often used for cooking and drinking – exposing men, women, and children to the germs that cause cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, chronic diarrhea, and other waterborne diseases are carried in water.

In Haiti, contaminated water is the leading cause of infant mortality and illness in children. Haiti has the highest infant mortality rate in the western hemisphere. The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) reported that more than half of all deaths in Haiti were due to water-borne gastro-intestinal diseases. Nearly every water source in Haiti has become contaminated with human waste because of the absence of a sewage sanitation system. Haiti remains the poorest country in the western hemisphere, with an unemployment rate above 75% and approximately 80% living in poverty.

Cholera was introduced in Haiti in October 2010, According to the Pan American Health Organization, as of 21 November 2013, there had been 689,448 cholera cases in Haiti, leading to 8448 deaths.
A solution:

Provide a community water source.

In Haiti we are constructing water towers to provide access to clean water in the communities where we have schools under or care. These clean water locations are managed by our H2H school staff, with profits from the sale of clean water going back to supplement the cost of our feeding programs at that particular location.

Give LIFE – Give CLEAN WATER today !

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