Girls 8 to 17 years old walk up to 16 hours and 10 miles a day to retrieve water for their families. A bucket of water weighs more than the average piece of checked luggage at the airport (40 pounds)
BROKEN WATER PUMPS
There are 9 broken water pumps in the village that broke due to lack of maintenance. Hands-on training needs to be provided to educate the community on how to maintain and care for their water pumps.
In Haiti, waterborne illnesses is the cause of more than half of the deaths in the country every year. Contaminated water is the leading cause of the very high infant death rate (57 for every 1000 births).
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