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					                    HAITI
                    LIVING  WATER  INTERNATIONAL    •    PO  BOX  35496    •    HOUSTON,  TX  77235-5496    •    877.594.4426    •    WWW.WATER.CC  



                                                                                                                        THE DATA

                                                                                                                        Population: 10.2 million
                                                                                                                           42% without access to an
                                                                                                                             improved water source
                                                                                                                           81% without adequate
                                                                                                                             sanitation services
                                                                                                                           80% living below the
                                                                                                                             poverty line
                                                                                                                        Life expectancy: 62 years
THE PROJECT                                                                                                             Infant mortality rate:
                                                                                                                        87 per 1000 live births
                                                                                                                        GNI per capita: $1123 USD
Project Location: Jerusalem, Port Au Prince, West Dept., Haiti
                                                                                                                        Sources: World Bank, UNICEF,
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 018 40.034N Longitude 072 15.086W                                                             USAID, UNDP, CIA World Factbook

Population: 1,500                                                                                                       Official statistics often understate
                                                                                                                        the extent of water and sanitation
Report Presented To: Forgo                                                                                              problems, sometimes by a large
                                                                                                                        margin. Insufficient resources for
                                                                                                                        monitoring population and/or
                                                                                                                        coverage as well as varying
THE COUNTRY                                                                                                             definitions of coverage and access
                                                                                                                        contribute to statistical variability.

According to the most recent UNDP report, Haiti is ranked 145 th out of 169 countries with
comparable data in the United Nations Human Development Index. Decades of political instability,
violence, and environmental degradation have left Haiti as the least-developed country in the
Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world.

In 2008, the country received a series of devastating setbacks: soaring prices for food and fuel,
followed by a string of back-to-back tropical storms and hurricanes. In less than a month, four
storms killed several hundred people and created a massive humanitarian emergency, with
around 850,000 Haitians desperately needing assistance. Haiti suffered an estimated $900 million
in hurricane-related damages, almost 15 percent of the 2007 GDP. In January of 2010, Haiti was
dealt another crushing blow when a 7.3 magnitude earthquake—the strongest to hit the nation in
more than 200 years—left much of the country, including water wells, in ruins.

Haiti has the highest rates of infant, under-five, and maternal mortality in the Western hemisphere.
Diarrhea, respiratory infections, malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS are the leading causes of
death. In Haiti, contaminated water is the leading cause of infant mortality and illness in children.
A massive cholera epidemic began in October 2010, spread by water contaminated with infected
feces. Before the earthquake, the water and sanitation infrastructure in Haiti was tenuous at best.
Now, conditions are much worse. Cholera has spread throughout Haiti, and as of November 29,
2010, the outbreak had caused 1721 deaths.


OUR WORK IN HAITI

In July 2004, Living Water began repairing broken hand pumps in Haiti and has rehabilitated more
than 1,000 wells since then. The country has thousands of wells that have been incapacitated by
overuse, vandalism, or natural disasters. Hundreds of these broken wells are being rehabilitated
each year by our implementers in the Cap Haitian area (in the northeast part of the country) and in
Léogâne (located west of Port-au-Prince). Since the catastrophic earthquake in January 2010,
Living Water has established a new base of operations in the Port-au-Prince area with a renewed
focus on long-term rehabilitation and maintenance plans to help those affected by the earthquake.
In 2011, Living Water International began a new drilling program and more than 230 wells were
rehabilitated in Haiti.
GENERAL INFORMATION


When the LWI Haiti team arrived community members were utilizing other methods to gather water about half of a
kilometer away from the community to meet all of their water needs. Because of this families were left suffering from
malaria, diarrhea and other preventable water related illnesses. The LWI Haiti team was pleased to hear the
community  utilizing  a  latrine  which  will  help  prevent  further  spread  of  diseases  in  the  area.  During  the  teams’  stay  a  
water committee consisting of three men and two women provided security over the water project during the night.
Most of the community members earn a living by farming to help provide for their families. Before leaving the
community, the LWI Haiti team provided community member Delisca Dalus, with a LWI contact number in case the
well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.


TESTIMONY


The LWI Haiti team had the opportunity to meet with thirty-six  year  old,  driver,  Jean  Jacques,  who  stated,  “Living  
Water is doing a great job. I'm really happy because we don't have to walk for miles for water. May God bless Living
Water.”



CHARACTERISITICS OF THE WELL
Project Details

    Location Name                                                                                                Jerusalem, Port Au Prince

    Type of Location                                                                                                                 Village

    Region/Province/District                                                                                              West Dept., Haiti

    GPS Coordinates                                                                Latitude:018 40.034 N          Longitude: 072 15.086 W

    Altitude                                                                                                                           68 m

    Total depth                                                                                                                     43.29 m

    Static level                                                                                                                    35.67 m

    Diameter of casing                                                                                                              100 mm

    Casing material                                                                                                                     PVC

    Pump Type                                                                                                                  India Mark II

    Depth of cylinder                                                                                                               42.68 m

    Well yield                                                                                                          20 liters per minute

    Gravel pack                                                                                                                          No

    Population                                                                                                                         1500




LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL  P.O. BOX 35496  HOUSTON, TX  77235-5496  877.594.4426  WWW.WATER.CC
WATER QUALITY TEST
Test Results are from                                                                                         LWI test Kit

                                                                              Total Dissolved Solids
                                                                                                                      811
                                                                              (as per T.D.S meter) :
                                                                                                 pH:                    8

                                                                                    Total Hardness:               80 ppm

   Chlorination                                                                                                       Yes

   (It is policy of Living Water International to shock chlorinate water wells at a minimum: after completion of drilling
   and installation of pump and before use by end users, After the well seal is broken during maintenance or
   rehabilitation and before use by end users.)


HYGIENE EDUCATION


During the hygiene education, the LWI Haiti team addresses: Hand washing, how to properly transport and store
water, disease transmission and prevention, how to maintain proper care of the pump, as well as signs and
symptoms of dehydration and how to make Oral Rehydration Solution. All of these lessons are taught in a
participatory method to help community members discover ways to improve their hygiene and sanitation choices, and
implement community driven solutions.


EVANGELISM


The LWI Haiti team shared bible stories with the community members and said that Jesus is the true Living Water
and if we drink from Him, He will give us eternal life. Before leaving the team prayed with the community.




LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL  P.O. BOX 35496  HOUSTON, TX  77235-5496  877.594.4426  WWW.WATER.CC
PHOTOS




Previous Water Source, community members utilized other methods to gather water about half of a kilometer away
from the community to meet all of their water needs.




Project in Process.




LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL  P.O. BOX 35496  HOUSTON, TX  77235-5496  877.594.4426  WWW.WATER.CC
A completed water project that is now accessible to the entire community and provides safe, clean water to the people
of Jerusalem.




Close up of Plaque.




LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL  P.O. BOX 35496  HOUSTON, TX  77235-5496  877.594.4426  WWW.WATER.CC
Community member that is responsible for helping to maintain the well and who was given a LWI contact number in
case the well were to fall into disrepair, become subject to vandalism or theft.




The LWI Haiti team had the opportunity to meet with thirty-six  year  old,  driver,  Jean  Jacques,  who  stated,  “Living  Water  
is doing a great job. I'm really  happy  because  we  don't  have  to  walk  for  miles  for  water.  May  God  bless  Living  Water.”




LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL  P.O. BOX 35496  HOUSTON, TX  77235-5496  877.594.4426  WWW.WATER.CC
Community member gathered at the well to collect safe, clean drinking water.




Community members gathered to listen to the health and hygiene lessons.




LIVING WATER INTERNATIONAL  P.O. BOX 35496  HOUSTON, TX  77235-5496  877.594.4426  WWW.WATER.CC

				
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