Solar Powered Water Desalination & Distribution Center

Haiti currently has the highest infant mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere and the leading cause of infant mortality and illness in the children of Haiti is contaminated water. In fact, Haiti also has one of the highest incidence rates of cholera—a waterborne disease—in the world. Almost 10,000 people have died from the disease since 2010 and more than 27,000 suspected cases have been reported so far this year, an estimated 1 in 3 of them children. That’s why World Hope is partnering with GivePower and West Indies Self Help (WISH) to develop an installation in La Gonâve which will support the community in Anse-à-Galets. The project will include a 20,000 gallon per day solar-powered desalination system that would support both tap water and bottled water. The local community will be the primary benefactor of this self-sustaining, environmentally friendly, solar-powered water desalination and distribution center, while local businesses such as the nearby hospital and clinic will consume the additional capacity.

Locations

  • Haiti

Sectors

  • Water Sanitation and Hygiene
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