Clean Water Well in Haiti

The UN estimates that almost one-tenth of the global disease burden could be prevented by improving water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and management of water resources. But Haiti, like many developing nations around the world, is currently devastated by a lack of clean water and the systems that provide it.

Most water sources are contaminated with human waste because of the absence of a sewage sanitation system. Still, that dirty water is often used for cooking and drinking – exposing men, women, and children to the germs that cause cholera, typhoid, hepatitis, chronic diarrhea, and other waterborne diseases are carried in water.

Since October 2010, there have been 388,950 cholera cases – the first reported case of outbreaks in decades. In Jacmel, one of the hardest-hit regions in Haiti, 22% of the people who contract cholera die. There have been over 5,000 reported deaths from cholera since the outbreak.


HelpingHaven.com Goals For This Initiative / Campaign

Goal: To raise money for a clean water well in Haiti.

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Progress Note
Date
Amount
Purchased 1 clean water well in Haiti
5/4/2012 12:00:00 AM
$1,000.00

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Generosity Water Fundraiser Event