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.
Thanks to a generous scholarship from Banjo Corporation I had an opportunity to travel to Zimbabwe with Fountains of Hope this month to help install some water purification systems, and it was an amazing experience!
Fountains of Hope has a great two-fold program; one part providing sustainable clean water systems in remote areas of developing nations and one part cultural immersion and education. This two-fold program prevents illnesses and saves lives around the world and further serves to open minds and bridge gaps between cultures. It was a humbling experience as I was long overdue for a walk in another man’s shoes. I find it is far too easy for us these days to tolerate suffering by omission, so putting a face to the need was deeply impactful. I was moved by the Shona and Ndebele children of Zimbabwe. The students at the Bumburwi and Dobata primary schools, many of whom had never before encountered a person of another race, were so happy, inquisitive, and accepting of us regardless of our differences. These people, who have so little, are so kind and optimistic with such an incredible sense of community. They are truly a testament to the human spirit, and I count myself fortunate for having had the opportunity to get to know many of them, work with them, and even play a little soccer with them.
Thank you so much to our native hosts and guides, Shepherd, Jane, and Douglas, thank you to our trip coordinator, Bill, and thank you to Banjo Corporation for your ongoing charitable efforts!
Fountains of Hope provided disaster relief to a community in Puerto Rico by installing a water purification system. Adults and children alike now can come to the church to have clean water. I saw the local community graciously come together to help our team bring a system. Puerto Rico continues to need clean water in rural areas. Please help by donating and going with us.
I am a current employee of Fountains of Hope and had the privilege of going on a mission trip to Haiti in February 2018. On this trip, we performed 2 installs and did upkeep on a third for our ongoing project in the Le Digue Mathiou community. The ultimate goal of the Le Digue Mathiou project is to install 10-15 purification stations along a road in this rural area, which could service 9,000+ people (more info on our website).
It was great to have an opportunity to be hands on with the install, piecing together plumbing, drilling holes into the tanks, figuring out the transportation of giant 1,000 gallon tanks, figuring out how to lift other giant tanks onto a roof (!), etc. Our leadership has this process planned and organized to be efficient and quick. We stayed at the Children's Lifeline Mission compound, who we partner with to help us find locations, maintain systems, and perform installs. Because of this, we got to meet many awesome Haitians and experience their culture and how they live day to day.
Fountains of Hope truly makes a difference in people's lives every-single-day by allowing them to purify their water so that it's safe to drink. I hope I have another opportunity to visit this wonderful island, bring safe water to communities who need it, and make more friends!
I served on my first FOH team recently in Kenya and was amazed at the difference relatively little investment and time can make to a community lacking clean water. We installed two systems in rural schools and one in Nairobi. Not only will the schools benefit but the communities in the surrounding areas will also have access to water that does not carry cholera, typhoid, etc. bacteria. Great organization!
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!
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.
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
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.
Going to Haiti was going to be an interesting experience no matter what, but going along with Fountains of Hope made the adventure life-altering for both me and the kids I got super close with. The food? delicious. The housing? far exceeded my worries. I would most definitely return as the joy that comes from this is uncomparable to anything I have ever done.
This experiemce was a once in a life time experince. I got really close with the people who came with me, even though some pranked us. I got to get close to the children and see through their eyes. People always see pictures of Haiti on T.V and the news, but experiencing it first hand opens your eyes and really makes you think "OMG this is real". The people in Haiti really need help. Unlike the homeless people in the US, the homless people in the US the people in Haiti do not have homeless shelters if they have nothing they have nothng. What my group and I did was install a water purification system in an orphanage that will give the people in the village thousands of gallons of pure water for years to come. My group and I accomplished more than we thought we could. I learned how to use cool tools and I also got to get inside the water purifier. The experience that I got in Haiti was a unique and awesome experience that I got to make with awesome people. I know that I will never forget this tripand niether will the people that we helped.
This experience is impossible for me to forget. There was so much that the group accomplished. The mission of Fountains of Hope was to install a water purifuication system, and eventhough we did not complete all steps, we managed to do a lot. The people in Haiti, especially the children, are one of the most amazing people I have ever met in my life. When we arrived at Mission Lifeline they took us like part of their family. It was fantastic. Bill and everyone involved here, today and tomorrow, are going to make life changing projects and they keep impacting Haiti in a positive way and make this beautiful country come out from its darkness.
It was a fantastic experience to be able to join Fountains of Hope to one of their missions to instal a water purification system. It was a pleasure to join the mission with so many wonderful people. As an individual, I enjoyed making a trip to Haiti and being able to give many people hope and joy that will,hopefully, last for many years. If I had the option to make the same trip, I would. Fountains of Hope gives the opportunity to help others and have fun while doing it.
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.
I felt like I was running out of ideas on where/how to volunteer, when this opportunity came up. This service was one that I will definitely remember for the rest of my life. I came on this trip, not really knowing how things would happen, or what exactly would happen. However, once I got here it seemed like everything fell into place. Installing the water purification system was challenging at first because of certain tasks, but aside from that everything went well. Fountains of Hope made this trip to Haiti possible, and I really thank Bill Farrar for this. :)
One word for this trip is WOW! Fountains of hope is something I will remember for the rest of my life. I will remember this place because this was my first out of the country trip, I got to help/build, and I had a chance to be with a great leader ( Bill Farrar). With Bill he really was a good leader and he really made this trip great. I could not have asked for a better trip. With Bill he taught me so much in just one week.
Fountains of Hope really changed my perspective on what a glass of water means. Bill Farrar, our team leader helped us set up a 1000 gallon water tank on a roof , something that will help the people of the village for years to come. FoH has been an awesome experience and I really learned a lot through helping the people of Haiti and it changed my idea of the word "help".
This has been the most amazing experience of my life by far it is life changing it changes your life in so many ways it makes you think about what you got back at home and you might complain about the things you have, I have always thankful about what I have back at home but this trip made me want to show more on how I can be thankful about what I have this trip really makes me want to help my mother as best as I can because she this everything she can to give me all the things I need and she struggles so much to that, it made me more determine to be a nurse and to be a nurse not just in Chicago but places in need of medical care like Haiti because the children here need it you see children who have really bad wounds and they are really infected and they ask me look and it really hurts it hurts so much because I could not help them in that moment but I know I can in the future by becoming a nurse. This trip has change me it is and will be the best experience of my life it is life changing.
I was actively researching nonprofits in order to find a cause that I felt compelled to donate to when I first discovered Fountains of Hope. When I read about the work that Bill and FoH were accomplishing, it struck a chord. Like most of us who are fortunate enough to have clean water at our disposal, I can't imagine a life where consuming water can actually cause more harm than good. I love that the water purification systems are sustainable and provide for so many. To me, they are like a gift that keeps on giving.
I felt so inspired by the ministry that I sought Bill out and am happy to say that I've since joined the Fountains of Hope team, working in the office part-time to help where needed.
As both an outside donor and inside member, I can confidently say that Fountains of Hope International is a worthy ministry investing in a worthy cause.
I recently began interning at Fountains of Hope and I am so glad that I did!
Bill Farrar is a wonderful and engaging individual with tremendous passion for the ministry of serving God's people across the globe. He certainly implements fulfilling "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven"! This ministry that God gave to Bill is an astounding creation--to meet the most basic needs of the poor is valuable indeed, but to stop and show compassion and understand that their parched hearts need nourishment is truly priceless.
Bill has a kind heart overflowing with God's love toward everyone that he meets, and with a twinkle in his eye and a big smile on his face, it is easy to see how God uses him to bring more than safe water to those who need it. He is a vessel for Christ's Living Water, too, and watching Bill at his work in Fountains of Hope, one can never forget it.
The chlorination system that cheaply purifies 55 gallons of water in a matter of minutes (!) is impressive to be sure, but the FoH stewards joining in alongside in relationship with the people even after returning to the States makes this even more a worthwhile ministry to be a part of.
I look forward to being a servant alongside Bill and Fountains of Hope into the future.
How wonderful is God through the human heart!Recently, in the month of June and partly July, Fountain of Hope international - FoHI was on a trip to Kenya. I was part of the of team that helped to take safe water to communities in the poor urban (slum dwellers) and villigers in western kenya Kisumu. The people in these said areas have fo long been suffering fom water related problems. the testomonies clearly demonstrated the intensity of silent suffering that they undergo.
I want to confirm that FoHI has salvaged many people from death especially the children under five years of age. From the previous installations, I have tried to collect statistics on the differences realised before and after installations of the purification systems by FoHI. It is incredible!
All those involved in the mision of FoHI, have done a commendable job.
Jared Ochwangi Motanya
One of my most memorable and powerful experience as a Kenyan National is when I got the solemn opportunity to accompany and lead the FoH Inc. in installing purifiers in Kisumu, a centre for the orphan and widows, in Neema (Grace) Children Home in Eldoret Kenya and in my Church , a poor Surabaya in Nairobi Kenya. The wonderful team of Bill, Brian, Ann and Allen did all these representing the many who joined hands in giving for the success. I want to confirm as a living testimony that the Kenyan fraternity served by FoH Inc. has been blessed. My the Good Lord Bless you all (Jared Ochwangi Motanya- email@example.com)
My son and I recently traveled with Bill Frarrar on a Fountains of Hope trip to Haiti to install and repair water purifications systems in remote areas. My goals were to better the lives of people by helping Bill provide them clean water, show the Haitian people they were loved by us, share the love of God with them and spend time with my son. All my goals were exceeded and I gained much more. I haven’t had this much time with my son or had so many good conversations with him in years. We prayed together each night about what we experienced during the day and I truly believe it brought us closer together and closer to God. It made us understand the many gifts we have been provided and that we have a lot of opportunities to help others who are truly in need. We witnessed people with more faith in and love for Christ than I have ever seen anywhere. The people in Haiti we met in the churches and villages truly showed us more love and encouraged us more than we did them. Bill made this trip incredibly enjoyable, safe and rewarding. I would recommend the experience to anyone who wants to help others, share their love with others, understand how many people there are who are in desperate need of resources, and are looking for more meaning in their lives. BPB
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!
The Retreat Campus in Quincy Indiana is honored to be associated with Fountains of Hope International, Inc. and Bill Farrar, the Founder & CEO. The vision and work of Fountains of Hope, to integrate and teach safe water solutions for the poorest and most marginalized people on earth, is saving peoples lives each and every day. Bill’s involvement and willingness to travel the globe to personally address the world water crisis is a reflection of his deep love of humanity, his commitment to God, and helping others. We highly recommend Fountains of Hope for recognition as a “Great non-profit” in 2012.
Cindy, Director of Outreach
I have known about Bill and Fountains of Hope from the very beginning of the ministry. He has a passion for the people that he serves and is dedicated to the communities/churches in the most difficult situations. I am confident that all donations are used to provided clean water to those in need and encourage others to make regular contributions to this fine non profit.
I recently took a trip with Fountians of Hope to India. We installed 3 of thier water purfication units. Two of which were installed in small villages and one in a large city. In each loction this producted preformed great. Alao the manner in which the people in each location were involved in the process was very rewarding. If this is the type of ministry you are interestedd in I highly recomend Fountians of Hope.
The mission team at Caveland Church had a great experience partnering with Fountains of Hope, making two trips and installing three water purifiers in Haiti. We not only shared life giving drinking water to Haitians who had none, but also had the opportunity to share God's word along the way. i'm thankful for organizations like FoH who seize the opportunity to go out and make a difference for Gods people. If you're looking for missions opportunities, please check out www.fountainsofhope.org for more information.
F O H is a great organization. I have work some with the founder Bill F and found him to be very committed to helping people from around the world have clean drinking water. We have now sponsored 2 water purification systems and I know that the money was spent wisely. This organization is very serious about there cause and it has been a joy working with them. Maybe someday my wife and myself will go with a team and install one of the water systems. Ken D
I have been interested in Fountains of Hope ever since I first became aware of Bill F's organization. He is so good with people, always working somewhere to help provide safe water. Bill takes the time to know the people in the community, teaches responsible citizens how to care for the water system and then finds time to play and visit with the kids that are hanging around, interested and expectant. It has been nice to see his son/sons involved with this wonderful cause also. My daughter lives in Indianapolis and has had contact with Bill and my grandson was with a Catholic group that visited Bill's Fountains of Hope display in Indy. The world would be a better place with more people like Bill Farrar and his Fountains of Hope. I follow all of Fountains of Hopes events on facebook, the computer and e-mail. (I am becoming too advanced in years to add working with Bill's group to my endeavors but I do visit and help with a non-profit Christian school in Haiti yearly.)
After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, as a Disaster Assistance Response Team Leader, I had the privilege to partner with Fountains of Hope, Bill Farrar and his team, in serving the displaced. One of the most crucial on-going physical needs of the people we encountered was for clean, safe water. FOH offered well-concieved, consistently-executed solutions to the need, with flexibility for each installation site. Bill's team was driven, in it's focus to provide workable, cost-effective solutions even in the most trying of circumstances -- when much of the infrastructure was in ruins and the social structure fractured. His experience in crisis situations allowed Bill to plan which items to hand-carry into the country, which items to ship ahead, if possible, and which items to purchase locally (supporting the local economy.) I was thoroughly impressed with their methods, professional drive and determination, but even more with Bill's personal desire to connect with the people, include them in the process, train them in the operation and maintenance of THEIR system and the personal follow-up he makes with each installation. Fountains of Hope lives up to it's name and mission. They are truly an example of effective humanitarian assistance, as it should be done.
FOH goes above and beyond to "answer the call" for those in need of clean water. Bill Farrar takes a due diligence approach to insuring that each water project meets the guidelines for success. For FOH this organization is not just about the installation of purifiers, but more a ministry that is a reflection of the love first shown to us through Christ. To the team that make up the FOH organization, hats off for a job well done and much success in the years ahead.
I know Bill personally and the work he is doing through Fountains of Hope International is both incredible and inspiring. So many lives are touched by just one of the trips Bill takes. Praise God for such a wonderful Nonprofit!
As a person who has worked with International ministries around the globe, my experience working with Fountains of Hope and seeing their work to impact so many is commendable. This ministry is benefiting generations by bringing the Lords living water to so many around the globe. The leadership taking teams to participate in bringing water is also changing those in our own nation. I highly recommend Fountains of Hope as an organization with great leadership who deliver life changing solutions to those around the world.
It has been called "Jesus Water". The fulfillment of spiritual needs and clean drinking water all in the same visit. I have been very blessed to have been a small part of installing two of these systems in Haiti. I felt it was a gift from God to not only the people of Haiti but also to me. 'Fountains of Hope' is the Catalyst in which this blessing is delivered. Bill Farrar is one of God's deliverymen and has installed many of these systems across not only Haiti but across Africa, India and other countries. FOH has truly been a 'God Sent' !
Thomas (Tim) Chisler
I had the opportunity to be on a mission trip with Bill in Haiti. Our team partnered with Bill and Fountains of Hope to drill wells and install water purifiers. I experienced first hand the ongoing effort of Fountains of Hope to bring clean water to Haiti. The effort was organized and implemented efficiently and effectively. On a personal note, I was impressed with Bill's professionalism, compassion and dedication to the cause. He was very understanding of the present needs of the country while thinking of future plans. I observed his sensitive and encouraging attitude while interacting with both the missionaries and people of Haiti.
Worked with Bill several times in Haiti and in the States always positive and well done. Look forward to working with Bill in the future hopefully Kenya in July.
I have been able to work with Bill on a couple of occasions. He helped our group, Dots in Blue Water, install five water purifiers in Haiti two summers ago. Last fall, I was able to bring a group from Dots in Blue Water and help Bill at the National Catholic Convention. Bill is a great person to work with and he has a huge heart. I would encourage anyone that can be involved with Fountains of Hope not to hesitate and jump on board!
Bill Farrar and the Fountains of Hope organization is a great ministry to be a part of. Bill is very experienced and personable, and makes sure you are able to make the most of your experience overseas. This is a ministry that truly makes you feel like you are making a difference in the world, and its especially gratifying when you get to know personally the people it will be helping.
I had the opportunity to work alongside Bill Farrar and Fountains of Hope on my last trip to Haiti. We installed a couple of the water purifiers in a rural northwestern village. I must say, with no question, that this is an organization you want to work with. With a heart for all the people, work, and challenges we encountered, Bill showed my colleagues and I what it really meant to make a lasting impact by serving others. This organization is well organized, competent, and most importantly is out doing the work of providing clean water for those in need, with a passion that comes from the heart.
One of the most insightful, powerful, and positive experience of my life was traveling with FOH to Haiti, with a group of 8 high school students. I feel that the work FOH does truly helps save lives, by empowering people and giving them the resource to provide life sustaining water to their community. There is so much injustice and economic disparity in the world, it is important that FOH and groups like it help educate the next generation to continue to reach out across boarders, to share resources and cultures. My students and I learned so much more from our experience in Haiti than we ever could have in a classroom. My students can now empathize with people around the globe, want to learn new languages, explain the process of chlorinization and how to assemble a water filtration system, as well as knowing more about themselves and how they can help others. Plus, Bill Farrar is an an amazing person to work with!