The Clean Water Crisis In Haiti

Hati Clean Water Crisis

Access to Clean Water

For approximately 1/8th of the world’s population, clean water is not accessible and contaminated water is a daily threat to health and well-being.  A lack of source, materials, and education in many underdeveloped countries has lead to an epidemic of life threatening diarrheal disease. Water-based diseases take the lives of a devastating 4,000 children a day across the globe. So what is to be done when that which is supposed to be a life-source is instead life-threatening?

Earthquake in Haiti

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010 a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti. The epicenter was located 15 miles WSW of Port-Au-Prince. Since then, there have been 59 aftershocks from the initial quake. A number of these were nearly as devastating as the initial impact with some ranging from 4.2 to 5.9 magnitude in strength.

Disaster Relief Haiti

Since then, the Haitian people have gone without accessible, sanitary, and clean water. Most of the wells have been compromised and the fishing villages are completely without a city piping system since the Haiti earthquake of 2010. The devastation is far reaching, the death toll is rising and we are in the midst of it all providing clean water one village at a time.

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