Safe Water & Hygiene in Haiti

Most water borne diseases like Cholera and Hepatitis could be eliminated with safe water for drinking, bathing and other sanitary purposes.

Access to clean water continues to be one of the major problems in Haiti. Most water borne diseases like Cholera and Hepatitis could be eliminated with safe water for drinking, bathing and other sanitary purposes. Promise for Haiti, in response to the problem, has partnered with Comite Bienfaisance de Pignon (CBP) maintain over 2,000 wells in and around the Pignon area. Despite the new water sources, a large number people still continue to wash clothes, clean equipment and fill containers with drinking water at the river. Promise for Haiti and CBP are working to educate people on the dangers of river water as it can spread disease and bacteria.
Wells have been drilled at each of the nine Christian school locations run by Promise for Haiti and CBP, along with thousands of wells like those pictured below in Pignon, Hinche, Mirebalais, and as far as Cap-Haitian. The wells have become busy places at all hours of the day and have provide a safe source of water for drinking and everyday sanitation.
Promise for Haiti and CBP are committed to increasing access to safe water and improving sanitation in Pignon, you can join us in our mission by making an online donation

  • Agriculture is the main industry for trade and also for survival in Haiti and subsistence farming makes up a large percentage of jobs and business in the Pignon region.

    Agriculture is the main industry for trade and also for survival in Haiti and subsistence farming makes up a large percentage of jobs and business in the Pignon region.

Agriculture


Farmers head out early in the morning into the mountains to plant, care for and harvest sugar cane, corn, mangoes, plantains, cabbage, tomatoes and other crops to feed their families and sell at market. Comite Bienfaisance owns and operates a 85 acre farmstead that currently houses our agricultural programs including animal husbandry, mango drying, and agronomy training.

Goat Program

Promise for Haiti maintains a herd of hybrid "Billy Goats" at the farm for the purpose of giving away an impregnated female goat to poor families who qualify. Each family is expected to give back to the farm the first female goat born to the litter. These goats are then impregnated and vaccinated so more goats can be given away. The recipients are allowed to bring back female goats for vaccination and to be bred. Farmers can raise a herd for meat for their family, to sell, to raise more goats, for milk and other purposes. Goats help keep the Pignon streets free from litter and provide an income for the family while being easy to maintain. Your donation of $85 can buy a goat to give to a needy family. Each female goat, when purchased, requires quarantine for deworming and delousing, and once pregnant, each female goat is given to a family for free. Over 600 pregnant female goats have been given to Haitian families to date. The cost for purchase and quarantine is $85 per goat.

Join us today and become a Health Partner of a person or family today, and help them afford high-quality health care services in Haiti!

Mango Drying Operation

Another facet of the agricultural program is a solar powered mango drying facility. A full time Haitian supervisor oversees the mango drying operation. Dried mangos are packaged and sold to local businesses and mission volunteers. The Mango Drying Operation is operated by the Rotary Club of Pignon.

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