According to UNICEF, only 30% of Haitians have access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation. Without clean water, even if they have food, children die from malnutrition because of parasites and bacteria in their unsafe drinking water which causes nutrients to flush out of them through diarrhea.
Healing Haiti runs a water truck delivering water bucket by bucket for free. With funding partners like Reiser Relief, we deliver over 3,376,000 of clean chlorinated water in the slum of Cite Soleil each year.
Cite Soleil, Haiti is the poorest slum in the western hemisphere. People living there are living on less than $1 a day. In Cite Soleil, if you drill a well, you hit salt water so there are no wells in Cite Soleil. Water is big business in Haiti and many companies deliver water to cisterns in Cite Soleil that is resold for up to 20 cents per bucket. Many people have to walk for many blocks, 2, 6, even 12 or more to get a bucket of clean water.
Healing Haiti runs it's water trucks into the very worst part of Cite Soleil... where the roads end and the shanties begin. We are serving the poorest of poor in the poorest slum in Haiti. Healing Haiti employs Haitians living in Cite Soleil with a livable wage to run the trucks and deliver the water. We not only deliver life giving water but also are creating jobs that allow these men to care for their families.
We run 3 loads a day per truck, six days a week, 52 weeks per year:
- $ 25 pays for 1 load of water (3500 gallons).
- $ 75 pays for 3 loads of water (10,500 gallons) for an entire day.
- $ 150 pays for 3 loads of water (21,000 gallons) over 2 days.
- $ 450 pays for 3 loads of water (63,000 gallons) over one week.
- $2000 pays for 3 loads of water (273,000 gallons) for an entire month.
Please help deliver clean life giving water to the poor today.