December 2, 2017
Haiti – Clean Water Project
Health and Wellness
GoalInternational Ministries to raise $21,000 for the first phase of a $100,000 construction project for an earthquake-safe school building
SummaryThis project seeks to raise $66,360 to provide 14 villages in Haiti with water pumps. The purpose of the project is to provide safe, clean water for thousands of families, and to prevent the spread of waterborne illnesses like cholera, dengue fever and chikungunya.
DescriptionSince the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, there have been cholera epidemics and outbreaks of dengue fever and chikungunya. People rely on dirty river water they share with cows and other livestock.
The people of Haiti need access to safe, clean water. Digging to reach clean water is expensive—nearly $2,000 per well, which is far beyond the reach of Haitians who earn $1 a day. There are additional costs, including moving the drilling equipment to a village, installing casing and pipes and flushing and cleaning the system.
Having clean, safe water for drinking, cooking and washing will reduce the spread of waterborne illnesses so people can go to school and work to provide for their families.
This project will be managed by IM missionary Nzunga Mabudiga. It is anticipated that this project will not only provide water that is safe for drinking, cooking and washing, but also promote health and improve the economic status of the villagers.
Suggested Gifts$4,740 provides one well and pump to supply water for an entire village.
Prayer RequestsPlease pray with Nzunga Mabudiga and the Haitian Baptist Convention that clean water will enable the people to enjoy good health and will wipe out the epidemics of cholera and chikungunya fever