These individuals have become community leaders in their fight for clean water. World Water Relief has selected these special people to carry out the day-to-day activities of maintenance, hygiene education, community organizing, and project planning. We are proud to present this group of passionate, energetic, and devoted staff.
Albert “Solo” Juin
Mr. Juin is the Haiti Local Manager and was one of World Water Relief’s first employees in Haiti. Mr. Juin (“Solo”) speaks fluent English, French, and Haitian Creole and spent time in the United States from 2004-2006. Mr. Juin lost his home in the devastating earthquake in 2010 and has now dedicated himself to helping rebuilding Haiti and providing a brighter future for the youth. He is in charge of project implementation, sustainability, and hygiene education for all WWR Haiti projects. Mr. Juin even runs a weekly radio show in Mirebalais to promote hygiene education and water safety.
Ms. Duval is the Hygiene Education Coordinator for the Dominican Republic. Yesenia is from Batey 7 and has volunteered over the past four years as a community health promoter for World Vision. She is an outstanding community organizer. Yesenia has created a small team of WASH promoters to help develop and teach hygiene education in schools.
Samuel is our inaugural student water ambassador. As a senior at Lycée High School Mirebalais in Haiti, Samuel preaches the good word of health, hygiene, environmental protection, and clean water. And not because we asked him to, but because he just downright loves it. Look for him on Facebook! Samuel also started a tree planting effort in his community in an effort to connect the importance of trees to the environment and clean water.
Mr. Sola is WWR’s Dominican Republic Maintenance Supervisor. He’s the in-house engineer, plumber, construction expert, and salsa dancer all wrapped into one. Miguel has over 30 years of plumbing experience throughout the Dominican Republic. Miguel lives with his children and can often be seen riding his beat-up motorcycle down to his favorite fishing spot.
Eva Cuevas Vasquez
My name is Eva Cuevas Vasquez and I am 34 years old. I live in the community of Batey 3 and have 2 children. I am currently enrolled at the public university in Barahona and am studying to become a teacher. I enjoy working with WWR because it is an organization that not only works to install potable water systems for the people of my country, but also works to ensure that the 10 years of WASH education we provide is not only given to the students of our program schools, but also the members of their families and communities. The help that our organization provides is sure to improve the lives and health of our communities one school and one community at a time. I am proud to be a part of that!
Richard Ernst “DESCA”
I am Richard Ernst DESCA, I’m the local Haiti assistant manager, and hygiene education educator for WWR. I have a passion for teaching Hygiene Education. I enjoy teaching kids and family members about how it is important to have good hygiene practice. It has been a great pleasure to me to become a member of Sanitation Water Club since June 2013. I’ve been always happy when I’ve done Hygiene Education with the team of World Water Relief. Now I’m so proud to be a part of the team. My pride is not only focused on an opportunity to put my skills to work, but also on how the WWR organization is interested to put in place the systems of water purification and also in teaching people to hygiene education.