Christmas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti

Women gathering at a neighborhood water station to fill buckets with water
Women gathering at a neighborhood water station to fill buckets with water

This is a neighborhood water station in Port-au-Prince with the mothers and girls gathered to fill their buckets. Each bucket is 40 pounds of water.

Until you and I treated the water with chlorine, this fountain spread cholera, typhoid, hepatitis and chronic diarrhea to the children. But it was the only source for drinking and cooking.

Now chlorine is killing these disease germs here.

With your help, we can spread our project into new neighborhoods that don’t have water. There are more than 100 areas and 2 million residents of the capital without any water access nearby.

Some walk a mile with their bucket for water.

With your gift, we will build a factory to make fiberglass tanks in Haiti, adding 200,000 new “customers” for clean water. We will put a chlorinator on each tank.

Your gift will be matched by our largest donor – dollar for dollar – to double your impact in neighborhoods like this.

Your gift will help residents start the New Year without bellyaches and constant diarrhea. Mothers will focus on raising their kids, instead of fearing their death by cholera or typhoid.

Each new tank will serve up to 10,000 people day-after-day for years to come. $100 from 16 donors will install a new tank! Not a bad Christmas present!

With all the best wishes,

Lindsay Mattison
Director

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