These individuals have become community leaders in their fight for clean water. World Water Relief has selected these four 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.
Alberto “Nino” Reyes
My name is Alberto Reyes, but most people call me Nino. I was born and raised in Barahona, and have worked within the community for almost 7 years. Besides working for World Water Relief, I have also worked with other groups of Americans. When I worked for those groups, I would help with medical work, construction work, and local orphan care. Making Barahona a better place is very important to me because I have lived here all my life. I am currently studying to be an English teacher, and one day I hope to move to America to help people who do not know English. I love teaching healthcare to children in the Bateys and children in my community through World Water Relief. I believe hygiene and personal health is very important to making Barahona and Bateys a better place to live!