The average American uses 80-120 gallons of water per day. The average Haitian uses just under 4 gallons per day. The water and sanitation situation in Haiti is among the most dire in the Western Hemisphere. According to the WHO/UNICEF 2008 Joint Monitoring Program report, only about 70% of urban residents and 51% of rural residents have any access to improved water services. Sanitation coverage is also very low in both urban (29%) and rural (12%) ares of the country.
Digging Wells & Delivering Water Purification Systems
Haiti is one of the most water poor nations in the world. There is few rivers, streams or lakes to get water from, and what little water makes it into acquirers is frequently polluted. And having access to water doesn’t mean the water is safe to drink. Wells provide water for irrigation and cleaning, but to make water safe to drink, it must be purified.
To help make sure communities have an adequate supply of safe water World Wide Village has provided specialized water purification systems to 72 communities serving more than 180,000 Haitians. WWV would like to provide water purification systems to every community that needs one, but at a cost of $500 per system, we have to limit how many systems we can distribution. Join us in making clean water accessible to every Haitian.
$50 for a share of a water purification system.
$500 to purchase a water system.