Many of Haiti’s problems 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. Nearly every water source has become contaminated with human and animal waste because of the absence of a sewage sanitation system.
Without question, the greatest preventive health measure is to provide potable water wherever possible. In partnership with One Family International “OFI”, and Charlie’s Battalion of the US Corp of Engineer, we drilled several water wells and rooftop water catchments system, and water reservoirs to serve more than 4000 people daily in these areas: Pernier, Cazeau, Cabaret, Gressier, Jacmel and Custine
At Risk Children’s Initiative’s goal is to provide clean drinking water to the people of Haiti, especially the villagers of Custine. On August 0f 2009, we drilled a deep water well, built a 15,000 gallon water reservoir which serves many people beyond the village. The villagers call this project, “Bon Dlo,” meaning Good Water. It serves more than 1,000 people daily. This is a life-saving project because of the absence of a sewer sanitation system, and resulted in clean drinking water for the children and villagers. Not surprising that the communities rejoice !. DONATE a well there would be lifesaving. The average cost for digging a well is $5,900 US Dollars.