The lack of
sanitary drinking water is one of Haiti's biggest
problems. Most Haitians must rely on rainwater, or water
taken from polluted streams that must be boiled before
it can be used, for their needs. Others may walk 5 miles
or more to obtain good, clean drinking water from
drilled wells. To that end, and with the help of Rotary
International, VIP has helped install over 30 wells
throughout Mirebalais, Haiti.
Good drinking water is a must if you are to raise
healthy children. 4-H clubs have made clean water a
priority and have capped mountain springs to fill
reservoirs for community use.
Ventures In People volunteers helped distribute over
10,000 filters in the last eight years. This enables
between 70,000 and 90,000 people to now be able to drink
clean water and prevent water born diseases such as
cholera. The goal
for 2024 is to raise $40,000 to be able to distribute
1,200 filters in January 2024. We are nowhere near
reaching that goal as of July 1, 2023. They will be
distributed by a team of Haitians we have trained over
Please help. Each filter costs approximately $35.
While parts of Haiti, especially the capital, are very
dangerous at this time the central plateau where we work
has been quiet and safe.