Safe Water & Hygiene in Haiti
Most water borne diseases like Cholera and Hepatitis could be eliminated with safe water for drinking, bathing and other sanitary purposes.
Access to clean water continues to be one of the major problems in Haiti. Most water borne diseases like Cholera and Hepatitis could be eliminated with safe water for drinking, bathing and other sanitary purposes. Promise for Haiti, in response to the problem, has partnered with Comite Bienfaisance de Pignon (CBP) maintain over 2,000 wells in and around the Pignon area. Despite the new water sources, a large number people still continue to wash clothes, clean equipment and fill containers with drinking water at the river. Promise for Haiti and CBP are working to educate people on the dangers of river water as it can spread disease and bacteria.
Wells have been drilled at each of the nine Christian school locations run by Promise for Haiti and CBP, along with thousands of wells like those pictured below in Pignon, Hinche, Mirebalais, and as far as Cap-Haitian. The wells have become busy places at all hours of the day and have provide a safe source of water for drinking and everyday sanitation.
Promise for Haiti and CBP are committed to increasing access to safe water and improving sanitation in Pignon, you can join us in our mission by making an online donation.