For 73% of the Haitian population,
the daily search for water is a nightmare. Carrying their buckets,
women and girls walk for miles in search for water and when
they reach the water source they often cannot afford the high
Vendors can charge up to 100 times as much as the
cost of the tap water. This represents one-half of the family's
daily food budget.
In 2004 54% of population earned
below $1 a day. Click
for Haiti statistics at a glance information sourced from UNICEF.
committed to investing US $30 to purchasing a
Biosand filter from one of our two production plants in Bon
Repos and Jacmel for every family within our Child
Reduce by two thirds
the mortality rate among children under five
Reduce by half the proportion of people
without sustainable access to safe drinking water
BioSand Water Filters
are an adaptation of slow-sand filtration, designed for use
at the household level. The filter removes water-borne bacteria,
viruses, protozoa, and other organisms that cause diseases such
as cholera, typhoid fever, and amoebic dysentery.
The filter also strains out the particles
and organic matter that cause cloudiness, unpleasant taste,
colour, and odour.
Pastor Rodrigues, trained by technicians at Clean
Water for Haiti, standing beside the first filter produced
in this small production plant. We are believing God now that
we have had a cement mixer donated that we can start extending
this good work.