Safe Water- Haiti Project
In 20.. we initiated a project to provide drinking water filters in Haiti. Just the other side of Cuba, Haiti is the poorest country in the northern hemisphere and bad water has been the #1 cause of death before the recent earthquake.
With matching grants from Rotary International and support from Rotary Clubs throughout southwest Michigan, we have raised over $73,000 for this World Community Service project to provide Bio Sand Water Filters to schools and communities so that families can have safe water for cooking and drinking.
Rotarians from Kalamazoo traveled to Haiti in 20.. and 20.. to initiate this program. They met with Rotarians from the Dominican Republic who serve as partners in this project and travelled to remote areas to see the conditions in villages and the depth of the need.
Once installed, the filters are simple to maintain and each serves the needs of several families with safe water.