“You never know the worth of water until the well is dry,” Thomas Fuller, year 1732. And while this statement was uttered long ago, there is none truer today especially for the people of Haiti. Everyday life in Haiti is a struggle to survive, but when the hand-pump to your only access to clean water stops working, life’s difficulties just multiplied. Now you are facing not only the challenge of finding and collecting water but also the battle so many others around Haiti fight every day: Cholera. While the repair is probably simple, no one in the community has the knowledge or the money to do such a thing. Living on less than a dollar a day, $4000 to purchase well digging equipment and dig a well is not possible. You have resolved yourself to the fact that you will spend 6 hours a day collecting water, but you cannot bear the thought of your children drinking contaminated water. Water used for bathing and motor vehicle crossings. Water with parasites and bacteria. Water known to cause Cholera. But what do you do? You have no choice.
Thankfully, there is something all of us can do to help. By partnering with Ozark Water Projects you are able to help us provide hand-pump repairs to those in need. Not only do the hand-pump repairs provide clean water, but they also restore pride to the community as people are able to once again provide for their families:
provide safe and clean drinking water
provide time for school
provide economic advantages