Health Care - Water

Contaminated water in Haiti is the leading cause of infant mortality and illness in children. Infectious agents of hepatitis, cholera, and chronic diarrhea are carried in water used for cooking and drinking. Nearly every water source in Haiti has become contaminated with human and animal waste because of the absence of a sewage sanitation system.

"Haiti now has the highest infant mortality rate in the western hemisphere. The Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO 2010) reported that more than half of all deaths in Haiti result from water-borne gastro-intestinal diseases".

ARCF has developed partnerships with One Family International "OFI", Thomas Peter Mission, and b2DataStream to build a rooftop water catchments system, with a 30,000 gallon water reservoir, in Cape-Rouge mountains/Jacmel the people rejoice.

Similar Project was implemented in 2009 in Custine, a communal section of Cavaillon, Haiti's southern region. This consists of a deep water well and a 15,000 gallon reservoir. This "Bon Dlo" project is serving our children and more than 4,000 people in the community who declare their boundless support of ARCF.