Over the past three and one-half years, our staff in Haiti has installed over 300 Biosand water filters. They are also responsible for regular maintenance of the filters, and education on the importance of healthy drinking water.
Thanks to the program, several thousand people in Port au Prince, as well as rural regions, now have access to clean, safe water for drinking, cooking and bathing.
Support of this program has come from organizations such as The Sisters of Mercy, The Rotary Club, and individual donations.
"With recent outbreaks of Cholera in Haiti, we can't emphasize enough how important this program is to VHP, and the people of Haiti," said organization spokesperson, Tim Singer. "What we take for granted in the US is a valuable, and much harder to obtain, commodity in Haiti.