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CLEAN WATER FOR HAITI

CLEAN WATER FOR HAITI
CROWDRISE : Aug 24, 2010
Tax ID: 20-2586482
BASED: Vancouver, WA, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.cleanwaterforhaiti.org

CLEAN WATER FOR HAITI

Our Mission

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Clean Water for Haiti is non-profit that focuses on the water crisis in Haiti - the one that means most people don't have access to clean water, not just in their homes, but period. We're completely volunteer run meaning that your donations won't go to high administration costs. In fact, about 90-95% of all our funding goes directly to our work in Haiti.

We've been operating since 2001 and are the leading Bio-sand filter project in all of Haiti. We won't lie, we're good at what we do. We've installed over 18,000 filters in Haitian homes since we opened our doors. Each filter serves approximately 8-10 people per day. The math on that? It's almost 2% of Haiti's entire population that has benefitted from the work we're doing.

Why Bio-sand filters? Good question.

  • They're simple.
  • They can be produced locally using simple materials like gravel, sand and cement.
  • We can pay local people to do the work, giving them an opportunity to take care of their families.
  • They don't need electricity and replacement parts.
  • They're durable.
  • They meet the criteria of being an appropriate technology for how most Haitians live.
  • Most of all though, they're EFFECTIVE.

The best part? Each filter only costs about $50 US to build, deliver and install.

In that $50 cost we pay our staff, and visit each family no less than three times in the year following their filter installation to make sure that the filter is working well and they know how to use it properly.

And did we mention the life span on a Bio-sand filter is about 10+ years? Your donations are going to go a long way, don't you think?

To learn more visit our website at www.cleanwaterforhaiti.org.

Tax ID: 20-2586482 • www.cleanwaterforhaiti.org

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