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#Spotlight - World Hope International - Turning Brackish Water into Clean Water
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#Spotlight - World Hope International - Turning Brackish Water into Clean Water

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.

World Hope is partnering with GivePower and West Indies Self Help (WISH), to develop an installation in La Gonâve which would 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.

GivePower will work with WISH to maintain the equipment and sell the water to the community at a rate that is typically equal to or lower than the current market rate. The sale of the water allows the installation to be entirely self-sufficient, covering the ongoing maintenance of the equipment and salaries of the local technicians and staff. It also presents other locals with opportunities for entrepreneurship by creating micro distribution companies that can purchase and deliver the water to people’s homes.

Find out more about this project or the other work that is being carried out by World Hope. 

Author: DelAgua

Publish Date: 04.02.2019

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