These are some of the facts that inspired this project:

  • Access to clean water was a need in Haiti before the earthquake, now it’s even more vital for their survival.
  • The risk of outbreak of diseases is very high due to the lack of clean water.
  • Most sources of water supply in Haiti are contaminated with human waste and germs for hepatitis, cholera, malaria, typhoid, and chronic diarrhea.
  • 1.8 million deaths are related to the consumption of contaminated water.
  • 6,000 (mainly children ) die each day by consuming unsafe drinking water.
  • 1 out of every 8 children die before reaching the age of 5.
  • Haiti has the highest infant mortality rate in the western hemisphere. The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) reported that more than half of all deaths in Haiti were due to water-borne gastro-intestinal diseases.
  • The Haitian people are currently displaced disabling them to treat their water with “home solutions” such as boiling.

Juan Job Rodriguez©

  1. January 23rd, 2010

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