Haiti has been hampered by an unfortunate mix of unstable governments and natural disasters, from mudslides to earthquakes. More than a third of the country lacked access to safe water before the quake struck Port-au-Prince in 2010. When it did, thousands fled to the countryside and water sources quickly became overstressed and contaminated.

Now, almost 80% of rural Haitians lack direct access to sanitation facilities, and only 40% have access to an improved water source. Haiti will be rebuilding for years, and sustainable clean water access is crucial for their recovery.

About Haiti

  • 10,711,067 national population
  • 53.9% live below poverty line*
  • * Living below the poverty line is defined as earning less than $1.90/day.
  • 59.62% of rural lack access to water *
  • 78.19% of rural lack sanitation *
  • * We work almost exclusively in rural areas, where the need for clean water is incredibly great.

Our Work Here

  • Started working in 2008
  • 71,666 people served *
  • * This number represents the total number of people who will gain access to clean water after all projects have been completed. This number is updated periodically as we receive new information from the field.
  • 39 projects funded
  • $1,943,953 invested

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