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New Pump Brings Clean Water to Community Center in Haiti

  • March 15, 2012

Access to clean drinking water can make a crucial difference for people living in Haiti, where overcrowding and poor sanitation promote the spread of cholera, acute watery diarrhea and other life-threatening diseases.  As part of its small grants initiative, AmeriCares funded the purchase and installation of a new water pump in a community center in northwest Haiti serving 900 people each day.The grant, totaling $1,511.38, was awarded to Daughters of Wisdom to replace the broken water pump at their busy community center—a hub of activity that includes a school, a clinic and a community compound. The center serves an urban community of Cap Haitian, Haiti’s second largest city. Having a working water system in place is especially important for the community in advance of the Atlantic hurricane season when vulnerable population are at an even greater risk.“The restoration of this pump will allow for a great reduction of diarrhea cases in the community and surrounding areas,” explained Dr. Sister Immaculee Beldorin, a head nurse for Daughter of Wisdom. “Thank you AmeriCares for once again answering the call when needs arise.”

Photos Courtesy of Dr. Sister Immaculee Beldorin

Photos Courtesy of Dr. Sister Immaculee BeldorinDaughter of Wisdom has operated different centers and hospitals in the northwest of Haiti since 1875. Their objective is to improve the health of the population through prevention, medical services, nutritional assistance and home visits.AmeriCaresHaiti continues to expand programming, focusing on filling urgent health care gaps, rebuilding and strengthening the overall healthcare system, and meeting the needs of the country’s most vulnerable populations, especially mothers, children and people living with chronic diseases. Every step of the way, we collaborate closely with partners—hospitals, government health agencies and other health care providers—to ensure we are delivering the right aid to the right people at the right time. Read MoreDonate Now