Why Haiti?

  • One of the greatest needs in Haiti is water. Haiti has a population of more than ten million and the World Health Organization and other similar organizations estimate that more than 40% of the population do not have access to clean water.
  • Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Many people in remote areas are living on around a dollar a day. In a study conducted a few years ago, Haiti was also named the “most water-impoverished” country in the world.
  • Approximately 80% of disease in Haiti are water-borne, and that statistic affects children most acutely in a country where one in eight children won’t make it to his or her fifth birthday. (Often a mixture of illness and malnutrition).
  • Walking great distances for water prevents children from attending school. In a country where only 75% of children get the chance to go to primary school, water has even more far-reaching implications.

 

 

 

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