80% of Haitians live in poverty.
Haiti is a water-stressed country. Half of the people in Haiti lack access to clean water and only one in five have access to a sanitary toilet.
Virtually no water treatment facilities are properly functioning in the country. Soil erosion and deforestation have also contributed to diminished water quality. Moreover, Haiti’s seasonal rainfall patterns provide too much rain for some during segments of the year and too little for others during the dry season.
Water.org is working to increase access to safe water and sanitation services for Haitians by building wells and public toilets. Their goals are to decrease the prevalence of water-related diseases and increase awareness of good hygiene practices.
Donate now to help solve Haiti's water crisis.