“Haiti has been hampered by unfortunate natural disasters, from mudslides to earthquakes. More than a third of the country lacked access to safe water before the quake struck Port-au-Prince in 2010. When it did, thousands fled to the countryside and water sources quickly became over stressed and contaminated. Now, almost 80% of rural Haitians lack direct access to sanitation facilities, and only 40% have access to an improved water source. Haiti will be rebuilding for years, and sustainable clean water access is crucial for their recovery.”

Haiti’s current waste water and sanitation issues Past / Present / Future is a relevant post to the mission and vision of edwwe. I came across an older CNN article, April 2014; Haiti searches for clean water solutions (Past): http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/23/world/americas/haitis-deadly-cholera-strike-again/index.html

Why this particular article and post is so relevant is that the issues have not changed enough even since prior disasters.

You Probably Don’t Want To Know About Haiti’s Sewage Problems (Present): http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/07/29/537945957/you-probably-dont-want-to-know-about-haitis-sewage-problems

All of this led me to; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Haiti: Past, Present, and  Future:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3795096/

WASH in Haiti: Future

“The National Plan was officially launched by MSPP on February 27, 2013. This plan, developed by MSPP and DINEPA with input from various partners, includes activities in four major areas aimed at eliminating endemic cholera in Haiti within 10 years. The four areas are water and sanitation, health care services and management, epidemiology and surveillance, and health and hygiene promotion.  As noted in the National Plan, meeting those needs will require several components, including investing in WASH programs such as water and sanitation infrastructure and hygiene education, with a special emphasis on sanitation; coordinating the WASH Sector; and building or augmenting capacity within Haitian government institutions at all levels to manage WASH investments and also to operate and maintain WASH infrastructure and sustain hygiene improvement efforts.”

I can see some movements and I think we are getting some transport…..anyway more news next week and also more pictures….keep well and smiling and do not forget to enjoy the beautiful week-end days.  from Haiti

As part of edwwe’s Special Projects we need to be a part of the present and the future and we are currently working with our Partner in Haiti with WASH and HWT  and the ONE solution that we know will work….. but it is  ..one project at a time…one step at a time…