Safe Water Program

Hope for Haiti | Safe Water Program

Safe Water Program

More children die from a lack of cf clean drinking water than from HIV/AIDs and malaria combined.

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In Haiti, one child out of eight will not live to see his or her 5th birthday.

Beginning in January of 1999, The Catholic Church of Saint Monica in Duluth, Georgia began an outreach program with a sister parish - Sacred Heart Church in Hinche, Haiti. In January of 2000, the first medical mission to Hinche was organized and it has been followed by many more missions over the past 8 years. Eventually these medical mission efforts were augmented by the construction and operation of a year round clinic staffed by Haitian doctors and nurses.

In the course of treating thousands of patients over the past nine years, it became apparent that the main health problems faced by persons visiting the clinic are: 1) insufficient nutrition and, 2) a lack of clean drinking water. To address these health problems, the Catholic Church of Saint Monica has instituted two programs: 1) a year round "soup kitchen" which is open five days each week and serves 100 to 150 people each day and, 2) a Safe Water Program to provide clean drinking water to the people of Hinche.

As of January, 2012 the Klorfasil program has distributed 22,000 units Safe Water units.

This number of units is sufficient to provide clean drinking water to 110,000 people.

Klorfasil programs are currently operating in 10 communities, primarily in the central plateau region of Haiti:

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Hinche

St. Monica's, Duluth, GA

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Bassin Zim

St. Brendens, Alpharetta, GA

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Thomassique

Medical Missionaries, Manassas, VA

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Miassade

Save The Children

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Cerca Carvajal

Raskob Foundation Grant

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Loscahobas

Church of the Redeemer, Mechanicsville, VA

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Jaquesyl

Haiti Marycare, Danbury, CT

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Medor

Queen of Peace, Arlington, VA

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Los Palis

St. Pius, Conyers, GA

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Papeye

MPP (roughly Peasant Movement Papeye)

Hope for Haiti - Hope for Hinche

Hope for Haiti, Hope for Hinche
The Catholic Church of Saint Monica
1700 Buford Highway, Duluth, GA 30097
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Hope for Haiti, Hope for Hinche
The Catholic Church of Saint Monica
1700 Buford Highway, Duluth, GA 30097
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St. Monica's in Haiti

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