The annual grant, valued at 10-thousand dollars, comes thanks in great part to Sister Susan Fortier, VHP board member. "I was hoping it would come through again this year, and this is amazing. Alleluia!"
Vermont Haiti Project has been involved in the BioSand filter program, partnering with Pure Water for the World, since 2007. "We are so grateful to the Sisters of Mercy for keeping this important program going," said VHP spokesperson Tim Singer.
"Most importantly, it puts clean water in scores of homes in both Port au Prince and rural areas. Furthermore, it keeps several people employed! We're very proud of the work that Patrick, Mannou and Despagne have done with the filters."