I have been with Fountains of Hope to install purification systems in Haiti and Nepal after their earthquakes. This being said, FoH is known for more than just leaving purifiers at sites and leaving. Each site is chosen to be central to a large group of people in need; such as a hospital, orphanage, school, or church. Their purifiers use a tablespoon of salt to separate the molecules Sodium from Chloride using electrolysis. The chlorine can be used to purify large amounts of water at once, depending on the need of the community. In both of my trips, fifty-gallon tanks are used to maximize the amount of water available, and the purifier itself is very lightweight and mobile in order to cleanse multiple tanks at once. After installation of these tanks, leaders in the community or facility where the purifier is installed are trained extensively on knowledge to operate and maintain the devices in order to give them self-sufficiency and autonomy until the next time FoH can visit the country.Volunteers themselves are encouraged to bring in and implement their own knowledge and skill sets in order to give more to those who have been impacted by disaster or poverty. While I've been on these two trips, I have had the opportunity (as an EMT who has studied physical medicine and mental health all my life) to give Health and Hygiene presentations to the people of Haiti and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder identification and treatment training to the people of Nepal immediately following their earthquake. FoH has used their reach to touch thousands of lives already and makes the experience personal for everyone involved.
I have worked with Fountains of Hope installing a water filtration system in our sister parish in Haiti. I can say this organization is well lead, efficient, and truly lives its Christian mission. From its indefatigable leader, to all the passing community members that are involved from trip to trip, you can count on Fountains of Hope bring hope through safe water!
I am currently an intern for Fountains of Hope this summer and it has been an amazing experience so far! I have loved being able to organize events and works on projects that help me grow as a person and also meet new people. I am interning with a friend and it has made my summer 10 times better and more fun! Fountains of Hope is such an impactful organization that helps so many people in need but has also impacted my life in just a few weeks.
I just started interning with Fountains of Hope a few weeks ago, and the impact it has had on me has already been incredible. In just a few short weeks, I've already witnessed the amount of work and love that goes into changing lives here and have had the pleasure of experiencing all the selfless effort that is constantly shown in this organization!
We compeleted therapy evaluations and came up with sustainable treatment plans for the special needs children in two different orphanages. As occupational therapy students, this has been an excellent learning experience. I have had an amazing time working with the children and learning more about the culture in Haiti.
Our ISU occupational therapy group of 7 was able to travel with Fountains of Hope to Port Au Prince, Haiti to help provide therapy to disabled children in 2 orphanages. FOH allowed us to commute between the orphanages, as well as explore the culture and community here.
My therapy team partnered with FOH to serve children with disabilities at orphanages in Port Au Prince. We were able to combine our skills to build, adapt wheelchairs, and create therapy and educational plans for a new school. FOH founder Bill was an amazing addition to our team to help us navigate the life in Haiti!
The Lifeline organization is really awesome. After coming here as a Christian yet with a non-Christian school, it was awesome seeing the impact in my groups lives as we impact the Haitian Lives around us.
I loved being able to meet, hug, and hold the hands of the children that were here. Even if you didn't know their name, they still treated you as a close Family Relative. I would definitely suggest this organization to a youth group, church, or even a school that is looking to make a difference. I loved my experience, and I am hoping to come back soon
Traveling to Haiti was THE best service that I have done so far. This trip made me realize that I need to do more hands on volunteer. Along with service I had tons of fun! Fountains of hope does an amazing job at being supportive, caring, helpful, and giving, not only for the community, but for those that come and help. We are told what and how to do everything and every little thing that we did made a change. We had AMAZING hosts, food, and transportation. Completely worth it and would totally come again.
I will never forget this once in a life time experience I had a blast. The people in Haiti are just so nice and have a big heart and love to help. I never felt so happy in life being here I enjoy being here this one week My group is the best I love them so much and we shared so many memories we wont forget. I love this place. I Love the food.I love the staff.I love everything. It kills my heart to see these kids with no shoes or no underwear. I hate the fact that I cant do much to impact them. I feel the change. I feel the differnce in the world. I cant imgine leaving here because I love this place so much its my home. My group is my family. I love haiti and i will miss it. I pray all the people will be safe and healthy. I will try to come back because i really do want to come back.#Haiti#trip#all#the#way#fountainsofhope