Rural Haiti is filled with mothers and fathers who have high hopes that their children will have a better future that they didn’t have themselves.  Once such mom is Marie Dorzilma, who currently depends on ARCF’s Save the Kids school program to educate her children.

Residence in Custine survives in Shacks-or-Mud Huts. These huts have no running water, electricity or sanitation. Their main water comes from the Massacre River, where livestock drink and relieve themselves, and nearly every water source has become contaminated with human and animal waste because of the absence of a sewage sanitation system. As a result, the children suffer from intestinal parasites, stomachache, headache and malnutrition.

In partnership with One Family International “OFI”, ARCF’ Save the Kids have built a 15,000-gallon water reservoir, drilled a deep water well to serve more than 1000 people daily. The villagers call this project, “Bon Dlo,” meaning Good Water. This is a life-saving project, resulting in a clean environment for the children and their families.