On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”
When we first arrived in Garde Saline in 2010, a major Cholera epidemic had broken out in the area, and there was an immediate need to get purified water to villagers. Until a permanent clean-water solution could be developed, The Faith Project trucked in three, five-gallon jugs of water for each family each week. Villagers paid for the cost of the initial plastic water jugs.
Because Garde Saline has no electricity, and its proximity to the ocean means water from all of its wells has an extremely high salt content, finding an appropriate water filtration system presented a challenge. But, as is always the case, God found a way, and in June 2013, with the financial support of our donors, a manual water filtration system was installed in the village. Villagers paid for the water, and two jobs were created for local Haitians as they operated and maintained the system.
In 2015, a chemically-treated water purification system was installed in the village by Water Missions, International. The decision was made to suspend operation of the manual water filtration system, as the village cannot support two systems and The Faith Project is committed to non-duplication of services and wise use of resources.
Five-Year Impact Data
Sustainability Plan Program Area 2012 2017 ________
Clean Water System Accessible to Population No Yes
Population using clean water system 0% 79%