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  • Some insights on our Haiti project from @project509haiti co-founder Jesse Baker @jb_phd: Our number one priority is on sustainability. It is the foundation of any successful aid project and it is achievable by fully engaging and empowering the local community. Sustainability begins with trust.
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All construction projects are directed by a
community member who has undergone training for this specific cistern design. Each village where a new cistern is built provides the hard labor to dig the hole for the cistern... the most difficult part of the process and is sweat equity for community investment in the project. We build rainwater harvesting systems in remote mountain communities in Haiti. There is no running water, electricity, or road access where we work. The only way up to the mountains is by foot, donkey or motorcycle taxi.
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Prior to building this rain catchment systems, women and children would commonly hike 3-5 hours round trip every day to collect drinking water from streams that are also used to wash clothes, bathe, and water animals; water from these streams is almost always contaminated, and water borne disease ... such as cholera ... is far too common.
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Rainwater harvesting is the most effective way to improve access to clean drinking water in the area, which is experiencing rapid desertification and villagers are on the verge of becoming "climate refugees." #worldwaterday2019 #Freewaters Some insights on our Haiti project from @project509haiti co-founder Jesse Baker @jb_phd: Our number one priority is on sustainability. It is the foundation of any successful aid project and it is achievable by fully engaging and empowering the local community. Sustainability begins with trust. - All construction projects are directed by a community member who has undergone training for this specific cistern design. Each village where a new cistern is built provides the hard labor to dig the hole for the cistern... the most difficult part of the process and is sweat equity for community investment in the project. We build rainwater harvesting systems in remote mountain communities in Haiti. There is no running water, electricity, or road access where we work. The only way up to the mountains is by foot, donkey or motorcycle taxi. - Prior to building this rain catchment systems, women and children would commonly hike 3-5 hours round trip every day to collect drinking water from streams that are also used to wash clothes, bathe, and water animals; water from these streams is almost always contaminated, and water borne disease ... such as cholera ... is far too common. - Rainwater harvesting is the most effective way to improve access to clean drinking water in the area, which is experiencing rapid desertification and villagers are on the verge of becoming "climate refugees." #worldwaterday2019 #freewaters
  • Some insights on our Haiti project from @project509haiti co-founder Jesse Baker @jb_phd: Our number one priority is on sustainability. It is the foundation of any successful aid project and it is achievable by fully engaging and empowering the local community. Sustainability begins with trust. - All construction projects are directed by a community member who has undergone training for this specific cistern design. Each village where a new cistern is built provides the hard labor to dig the hole for the cistern... the most difficult part of the process and is sweat equity for community investment in the project. We build rainwater harvesting systems in remote mountain communities in Haiti. There is no running water, electricity, or road access where we work. The only way up to the mountains is by foot, donkey or motorcycle taxi. - Prior to building this rain catchment systems, women and children would commonly hike 3-5 hours round trip every day to collect drinking water from streams that are also used to wash clothes, bathe, and water animals; water from these streams is almost always contaminated, and water borne disease ... such as cholera ... is far too common. - Rainwater harvesting is the most effective way to improve access to clean drinking water in the area, which is experiencing rapid desertification and villagers are on the verge of becoming "climate refugees." #worldwaterday2019 #freewaters
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