Haiti's water and sanitation crisi
people lack access to safe water
don't have access to improved sanitation
55.2 percent of the population has access to an improved water source, while close to 70 percent does not have direct access to potable water. These figures, however, almost definitely overstate Haitians' access to improved water sources, since public systems are rarely available year round" (15, CHRGJ, et al).
According to the World Bank, almost 60% of Haitians — 6 million people — live below the poverty line of $2.41 a day. Another quarter of the population — more than 2.5 million people — live below the extreme poverty line of $1.23 a day.
For people in Haiti, the water crisis has brought serous problems. About 2.3 billion people have no toilets and another 2 billion people lack access to clean water. In addition to the 2 million Haitians drinking unsafe and contaminated water, more than 750 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, 63 million people in India, and half of all children in Yemen struggle to find clean water. Contaminated water can cause deadly illnesses like typhoid and cholera. Global Citizen.org
Opportunity for Haiti
We are partnering with communities in Haiti to build water wells. This project started in 2016, and we have been able to provide families in two remote villages outside of Mirebalais city, Haiti.