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!
Fountains of Hope is an amazing team with great passion and a heart to serve others; a role model go non-profits & for-profits to follow.
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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!
I live in Haiti and have for 8 years. This is the second time I have had the chance to partner with FOH. The first was last year when they came up north to our mission and put in a water filtration system for the mission I work for to provide clean water to our facility. He also brought an OT Professor from ISU and a ST to serve alongside me for the week. It was a blessing to my therapy ministry to have them work alongside me.
This past week I helped Bill lead a group of ISU occupational therapy students on a service break trip in Port Au Prince, Haiti to help provide therapy to disabled children in 2 orphanages. They did evaluations and wrote educational and therapy plans for 1 orphanage that is opening a special education school and fixed/built equipment for positioning at another orphanage. FOH allowed the group to commute between the orphanages, as well as explore the culture and community in Haiti. FOH helped with all the logistics of travel. It was a great week and the team made a sustainable difference at both orphanages. While we worked in therapy world Bill the founder helped build tables and shelves for the special needs school and put in a water filtration system at a church.
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 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
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!