Water is Life!
Here is an opportunity to share prayers, expertise and money.
Cisterns are continually being built by our small team of Haitian Builders.
In addition to collecting and storing the rain water PGF supported the creation of a central location that now provides CLEAN, FILTERED WATER.
Filtered water is now located in the area of the national school in Gran Boulage. This centeral location means filtered water is here for the entire community. This water station was constructed by PGF.
As a result of further hardships resulting from the political, economic and environmental challenges even more individuals and families have little or no food on a daily basis. Since of October of 2021 PGF has been delivering food to the most needy families. Originally about 10-12 families were enrolled in this service. As of November 2022 30 families are visited twice a month. They are given bags of rice and beans, pasta and eggs and/or whatever is available that week.
Family members (especially woman and children) hike daily up and down the mountain to the source of water.
Water is vital! As you can see by the pictures the current situation is filled with extreme hardship. Every year there is a season of drought with no access to water for many people in the mountains. When it rains the collection system is primitive at best.
FEBRUARY 2021 - The original cisterns were 1,400 gallons. The newest and most cost effective model now holds 2,700 gallons for an increased cost of 30%. We've also learned more about capturing the maximum amount of the water during a heavy rain.
Building Ferrocement Cisterns
OCTOBER 2021: Here is a 2,700 gallon cistern, complete with gutters and a new roof. The approximate cost is $1,500 US. When it rains this family gift will be shared with family, friends, and neighbors. One cistern can help 100 people.
It will supply clean drinking water to 100 families. They are asked to donate a small amount (for sustainability, to maintain this service for many years to come!)
Originally about 10-12 families were enrolled in this service. As of November 2022 30 families are visited twice a month. They are given bags of rice and beans, pasta and eggs and/or whatever is available that week.