Haiti’s widespread lack of access to safe drinking water and poor sanitation is the leading cause of infant mortality and illness in children. Many children, especially those living in rural areas, do not in fact have any drinking water. The situation is frightening in some urban areas. For example, residents of Delmas, a community bordering Port-au-Prince, have access to only one source of clean water and have to pay $.0.50/ cents to fill up a 20-liter bucket — about the size of an office water cooler. But few people can afford that price.
In rural area nearly every water source has become contaminated with human and animal waste because of the absence of a sewage sanitation system. DONATE a well there would be lifesaving. The average cost for digging a well is $5,900 US Dollars.