Water & sanitization
Grand Diable | Haiti

Cistern and Water Project

Cistern and Water Project - Grand Diable - Haiti
In progress
Project Status
In progress

The northwest region of Haiti is currently experiencing an intense 3-year drought in which most farmers have not been able to grow any crops, or sustain the lively hood of their animals.  In Grand Diable and its surrounding villages, the majority are without adequate housing or latrines and lack water — one of the most basic necessities of life.

This project seeks to provide families with a concrete water cistern which is replenished primarily by Lemuel water trucks, as well as the occasional rainfall in the hurricane season.  This not only enables families to have a large, readily available source of clean drinking water, but also to make a small income by selling gallons of water to other members of the community.

Lemuel is also continuing to work on a water expansion project which will pipe water from a recently drilled well into the community.

Latest update

Experiments in Irrigation

Last month, Lemuel installed piping from one of the water holes to the food gardens on the Clinic Land.

The environmental situation on a broad scale seems only to be getting worse. Garden harvests have almost disappeared or are meager at best. Farmers can no longer depend on rainfall. They have been experimenting with irrigation methods for some time now. As they are able to find what works and what doesn't, they hope we to be able to assist farmers in the community on a larger scale in the future.

Pictured is a second irrigation experiment using cement lined water basins situated inside a larger water hole at Tè Choute.

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