|Photo by John Carroll|
The Haiti Mission Project started the SafeWater for Haiti project in response to a need communicated through contacts in the field in Haiti.
We knew the need was great in Haiti, especially in the rainy season, but we couldn't put our hands on a tangible way to help. After hearing a call for help, we realized we could get our hands on Aquatabs to be distributed through clinics in Haiti already serving an at risk population.
We agreed to send down 2000 dollars in seed money from our funds, and start a fundraising campaign. We have already made sure that 60,000 Aquatabs are in place for use through the Rosalie Rendu Pediatric Clinic in Cite Soleil, and now have other clincs expressing interest as well.
Since starting the fundraising appeal we have raised an addition 2500 dollars, with the initial total fundraising goal of 6000 dollars. Next week we will send more funds to purchase more tabs for distribution.
More information can be found at www.haitimissionproject.org/
The Rosalie Rendu Pediatric Clinic in Cite Soleil is run by the Daughters of Charity. The Daughters are Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul which is the largest group of missionary Sisters in the world. The Clinic has a general pediatric clinic, a vaccination clinic, a pre natal clinic, a newborn (umbilical cord) clinic, and a malnutrition clinic.
The clinic has a pharmacy with a good selection of medication to treat the medical problems encountered in the slum.
Approximately 400 patients are treated at the clinic each day.
The clinic is open Monday through Friday.
Please give whatever you can to Haiti Mission Project to purify more water in Soleil. Providing clean water helps prevent not only cholera but dozens of other water borne diseases.
John A. Carroll, MD