La Palma is a small community on the island of La Gonave. This island is one of the most difficult areas of Haiti to drill for water because of its lack of roads, mountainous terrain, and required boat ride from the mainland. This well is actually the first successful well drilled through Haiti Water Project on La Gonave and we couldn’t be more excited!
An estimated 700 families from the community and 150 students at the Nazarene church’s school will use this well. Three additional attempts were made at a nearby marketplace, but unfortunately all three were “dry holes.” Merchants and buyers will be able to make the 15 minute walk to the well, which is much shorter than their previous walk to a spring.
Check out Flickr for more photos from La Palma.