Sunday morning in the predawn light I drove over the causeway from St. Simons Island, Georgia headed for the Jacksonville airport and my eventual destination of Mirebalais, Haiti. This trip came about pretty quickly when WWR had been contacted by PBS’s Newshour and told that they would be in Mirebalais for a few days and […]
Lessons from a Napping Goat-By Project Manager, Dan Nolan I received a frantic call the other day from Wilson, one of our maintenance leaders from the project site El Campo in Juancho, Dominican Republic. He was concerned because the drinking station we recently installed had two broken spigots. Apparently, a goat decided to take his […]
Board Member Dan Phelan and friends (Dan is the one in the middle) send greetings from Manolit, a Batay an hour outside Santa Domingo, Dominican republic. Manolito is the site of a recent Water/Sanitation project dan recently worked on.
Clear municipal water runs through the streets of Mirebalais. The irony of this catches me as it washes over my cool, sandal-covered feet. I am here on behalf of World Water Relief for my first trip to Haiti to visit our project sites and meet our in-country team. Combined with locals, Jean Baptiste and Albert […]
Earlier this summer, Yesenia Perez, our hygiene education instructor, and I attended a weeklong water education course taught by CaribbeanSEA’s Maria Cooksey and was sponsored by EGE Haina. This class featured several students from Batey Cuchilla (where WWR has installed a WASH in Schools project), teachers and school directors from the local community. Over the course […]
The Plaisance WASH project involves three separate schools that share a common well: St. Vincent de Paul, Pere Periare, and Notre Dame. Prior to the installation of the systems, the schoolchildren often had to bring drinking water from home or drink improperly treated water at school. Lunch at school was made with untreated water from […]
As the Executive Director of World Water Relief, I am very proud of our in-country team and the work they are accomplishing in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. I just returned from a visit to our projects in the Dominican Republic with Board members, Clay Sparrow and Ben Seidl, volunteer Vanitha Sivarajan and my husband, […]
Working and living in Haiti over the past year has made me realize a truism — the most common illnesses are indeed the most common. Although events, such as the current Ebola outbreak in Uganda, can be shocking, the heaviest costs on society still remain common illnesses, such as diarrhea, that arise from unfulfilled basic needs. […]
Ms. Peoples, Just a note to let you know I did a “spot check” on WWR’s Batey 7 system. Everything checked out. Seriously, though, I was there to see WWR and First Water working on that first system and have been back there every year since. It is satisfying to see a sustained source of water for that community […]
World Water Relief Board members Bronwyn Morgan and Kevin Crump accept a donation of $20,000 from the Primerica African American Leadership Council to support WASH in schools in Haiti.