Health and Hope in Haiti

On a hot, summer day, nothing is more refreshing than a clean, cold glass of water. Most of us take for granted the blessing of fresh, unpolluted water.


In Paulette, Haiti, however, a glass of water can be dangerous!


Over two-thirds of Paulette residents regularly drink contaminated water, which can cause gastrointestinal, reproductive, and neurological disorders. Babies, children, pregnant women, and the elderly are at an increased risk of catching waterborne illnesses. The situation in Paulette, Haiti demands our attention!

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After creating a team to study this problem in Paulette, Levenson Badio, Bright Hope’s Operations Manager in Haiti, concluded:

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People have difficulties accessing clean water.

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Mothers use unclean and unsafe water to prepare their babies’ formula.

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People don’t own a latrine at home.

The salty, dirty water in Paulette contains hazardous contaminants that can cause sickness. The lack of access to indoor plumbing, which forces residents to relieve themselves outside, can lead to respiratory problems and further pollute the water.


For centuries, Paulette, Haiti has been plagued with extreme poverty. Lack of clean water is one of the symptoms but the generational mindset of poverty in Paulette is the disease. Many people ignore and overlooked Paulette, thinking that it is beyond hope.

But there is always Hope!

The local church in Paulette has a plan to lift the community out of poverty and illness. The hope is to begin implementing this plan in October if they receive the funding they need.

First, they will start a program to train citizens on safe sanitation and healthy hygiene practices. They will teach Paulette residents the techniques of handwashing, water purification, how to transport and store water to prevent contamination, and how to clean latrines without causing waterborne diseases.


Second, they will create a water-treatment facility to provide a sustainable supply of clean, safe water in Paulette, as well as produce income for the church.


“I see Paulette as an area where everyone has access to clean water. I see Paulette as a place when you go to the schools [and] you see the kids [practicing] good hygiene habits [and] good behavior.”

LEVENSON BADIO

Haiti Operations Manager

The people in Paulette desperately need you! With your generous help, the church in Paulette can transform the community, increase health, decrease infant mortality, and restore Hope!


Would you consider how God wants you to help?


In order to help Paulette, Haiti build the infrastructure to produce clean water and train its citizens to practice healthy hygiene, we need to raise $50,000 by December 31, 2019 to be able to start this project.


Please consider giving $50 today and praying daily for our friends in Paulette. Your donation will help provide health and Hope for our Haitian brothers and sisters, and will equip Bright Hope to meet other urgent needs.

The Bright Hope Promise

Bright Hope is a registered 501(c)(3) charity, and a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. We have been engaging the local church around the world for more than 45 years in the global fight against extreme poverty in their communities. We are committed to helping the extreme poor with the most effective and efficient methods, and we promise to treat every penny donated as if God, Himself, gave it to us.