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.
Our group (isu ot's) went to Haiti with fountains of hope to provide services to children with disabilities. Our experience so far has been great. We had translators and transportation set up and we were able to evaluate and treat all the children without any problems. I felt safe the whole trip and stayed at New life orphanage which provided the food and shelter for the week. I would definitely consider going on another mission trip with fountains of hope after this experience
Fountains of Hope visited our Mission in Haiti. They installed a water purifier for our orphanage. As soon as it is completed we can open the orphanage. The last time they visited they installed a system at a school that we take care of. This will provide clean water for the children as well as the families nearby. We can not thank Fountains of Hope enough. It is so important for the future of this community to have clean drinking water. Some people have to travel long distances to get clean water so we feel very fortunate.
As a teacher taking 12 high-schoolers to install a water purification system in Haiti, Fountains of Hope provided a great project for our group. Bill was helpful and knowledgeable about the culture and area. The students had so much fun during the service trip, and accomplished a lot. My one criticism would be that not all students had tasks at every time, the project was too small for our group. We found other areas for them to help, but it took some rearranging and logistics. Overall, a rewarding experience.
I have been on many mission trips (14 in total. domestic/abroad), this trip has been the most service oriented and deep care for the community. The staff show a deep concern to positively impact the community in every way they possibly can. The need is great but with the partnership between the community and the mission, amazing progress is being made.
Over the course of five days, we managed to install two 500 gallon tanks and one 1,000 gallon water purifier at a new orphange. The genuine love and concern for the community is demonstrated by the kids who rush to see staff and volunteers as they step outside the mission gates. The community has been a great partner with the mission, many members of the community have worked by our side and would translate for us. This program is a heart felt program that provides way more than it takes in. The need is very great, but the passion of the mission to serve the community is greater.
It has been a great privilege for me to meet Mr. Bill who runs Fountains of Hope international in Haiti. Fountains of Hope international gave me a water purifier last year, it was a big blessing for my community in Montrouis. Less people got sick from drinking bad water, I am actually an official. When I visit my home town, there used to be a lot of saying that they have diarrhea. But after having the water purifier installed there for them to use, they did not complain about diarrhea the way they used to complain.
CELISSA DESROSIERS RN,BSN
As a staff member of a mission Fountains of Hope has been invaluable. They have provided several water purification tanks in our mission and the surrounding area. As I, along with my wife and kids, have had the opportunity to help, we have seen the quality of the products first-hand. I am always amazed at the extra time Bill spends teaching and educating whomever is around, whether how to use a simple tool or how electrolysis is used to convert table salt into chlorine, his goal is to educate. He always uses the best-available products. He is also just a great guy. I am so blessed that he is now a friend not only to me but my entire family. My kids love this guy! It has been such a blessing to work along side this ministry and look forward to partnering with them on many more systems to come. Thank you Bill Farrar for the vision that God has given you to provide clean water for millions of people around the world.
River Oaks Community Church just installed a water purification system at Children's Lifeline International in Haiti! What an amazing thing to bring pure water to the people of the La Digue community. Bill, Founder of Fountains of Hope, is a wealth of knowledge and was so easy to work with. He is very caring and has a tremendous passion for bringing pure water to least of these all over the world. The system that we installed will provide about 3,000 gallons of water an hour! Simply amazing. River Oaks would highly recommend using Fountains of Hope and Bill Farrar to anyone interested in purifying water. We definitely will be!