“This is a good idea to fight sickness. A lot of people die who don’t find good water. 99% death here is because of the water. Now they are going to use good water. Thank everyone who put money together to give us these. We will pray as a church for you.”
Family Information: Pastor Christian (60) and his wife Marie Ophanie Demoziln (58) have two children Jobson (29) and Laerette (32). Pastor Christian is the leader of 400 members at the Fondoux Wesleyan Church.Job Information: Pastor Christian is the only source of income; he sells school uniforms to earn $600 a month. He serves as the dean of the Fondoux Wesleyan School, which is attached to his church. Like most pastors in Haiti, this job is one without pay.
Medical History: Members of Pastor Christian’s family usually visit the hospital 2 to 3 times a year. The hospital is 30 to 40 minutes away by car. A typical hospital consultation is $100; to perform a test it’s $50; and to receive medicine it is $400-$500. Every visit drains almost a month’s earnings for the Demero family.
Follow-Up Date: October 2012
The Demero family no longer has to spend a month’s wages on hospital visits, as they have not had water-related symptoms since their filter was installed!