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Clean Water for Haiti

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment, International, International Development, Water

Mission: To demonstrate our love for the Lord and our neighbors by providing support and expertise for sustainable clean water projects in Haiti.

Results: More than 17,000 Biosand Water Filters installed in various areas of Haiti. Our Primary Goals Include; • Promote, build and install Biosand Water Filters in communities throughout Haiti. • Teach much needed sanitation and hygiene education to fi lter recipients and their communities. • Create employment opportunities for Haitian men and women. • Support the Haitian economy by purchasing local materials. • Train, resource and support other organizations interested in starting Biosand water fi lter projects.

Target demographics: Serving families in all economic classes in Haiti.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 120,000 people per year (approx.)

Geographic areas served: Haiti

Programs: Biosand Water Filter program and Technician Training classes.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have been impressed with Clean Water for Haiti from the very first that I heard about it. This is a 'grass-roots' organization that is working very hard to provide clean, safe water and the hygiene education to go with it to the people of "the most water-impoverished nation" on the planet. Furthermore, they are doing this in such way that local economy in Haiti is benefiting and the culture is both respected and positively impacted. Chris and Leslie Rolling, the local people they have working with them on the ground in Haiti, and the people that are working behind them in the US and in Canada clearly exemplify the motto: "Do it well. Do it right." This is an organization well worth your time, consideration, and support.


Board Member

Rating: 5

Clean Water for Haiti is a wonderful mission. Chris and Leslie and their staff do a great job helping the people of Haiti live a better life starting with the most basic of necessities, clean water. They have impacted the lives of many and they do this every day. I'm very happy that I am able to be a part of this mission. I believe in what they do with my whole heart. Thanks Chris and Les for all you do for the people of Haiti. :)


Board Member

Rating: 5

I began working with Clean Water for Haiti because my wife started doing volunteer work for them after a trip to Haiti where she saw what they were doing. Because of my computer skills I ended up doing all kinds of computer-related tasks, Joining the board was just the next step for me. Why? One of multiple-choice questions here is "How much of an impact do you think this organization has?" and the best answer is "life-changing". The scale should be extended to "life-saving" for CWH. That's literally the impact. Too many water projects around the world are "one and done": dig a well, put in a pump, and declare a small victory, or worse, put in a complex, unsustainable system. CWH's approach recognizes what works better. It's not just that the water filters are an effective and appropriate technology. They know how to get the filters to people in a way that helps ensure they'll be used and maintained on an ongoing basis.

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cwhoffice 10/03/2012

Thank you for talking about the things we think are so important about what we do. It's nice to know our model is respected and seen as effective.