Prior to 2014, in the rural village of Rantlamouaie, Haiti, water was only available at two water holes and testing showed the water to be contaminated, which could create severe health risks to the people. The protozoa, viruses, and/or bacteria are naked to the human eye but when swallowed, these microorganisms move into the intestine, where they can reproduce causing many life-threatening health problems, such as diarrhea. Water situation in Rantlamouie, Haiti prior to 2014.
Water--An Eco-Quest Project
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION is #6 on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and high on our Eco-Quest Project List. Clean Water is vital for sustainable development and is critical for human survival, food production, healthy ecosystems and so much more. Proper sanitation is important to reduce the spread of disease and to allow for access to clean and private facilities to manage personal hygiene safely and with dignity.
ZIMBABWE: The village of Chikandakubi has four wells which are vital to the community. Three of the wells are pumped by hand and one has been outfitted with an electric pump. These wells are in constant use, especially during the yearly droughts, which takes a heavy toll on its parts. To Love a Child makes it a priority to keep these pumps up and running so water can continue to flow.
In the village Mberengwa, we have drilled the village's first well and provided a solar operated pump.
We are in the processing of constructing "Dignity House", restrooms and showers for the school complex that will also soon be under construction. Dignity House allows for the privacy of all individuals, but especially women and young girls who hesitate to go to school and church during their menstrual cycle.