The current crisis in Haiti has created an emergency situation. With water filtration companies shutting down and cases of Cholera rising, Haiti is moving toward a severe water crisis. Help One Now is responding to immediate needs by providing crucial water filters to vulnerable families and support for our partners on the ground.
The current crisis in Haiti has created an emergency situation. With water filtration companies shutting down and cases of Cholera rising, Haiti is moving toward into a severe water crisis. Help One Now is responding to immediate needs by providing crucial water filters to vulnerable families and support for our partners on the ground.
With increased inflation and the near impossibility of finding fuel, one of Haiti’s largest drinking water companies has shut down operations. This creates an immediate water crisis as most families will not have access to clean water. With the provision of clean water filters, each household will be provided with clean drinking water and proper sanitation to combat the possibility of water born illnesses.
Each water filtration system will support a household of 6 and costs $75 per filter.
Our initial goal is to provide filters to the first 1,000 families, but we will distribute to as many families as possible as the crisis continues.
$75,600 Raised So Far
1,008 Filters for Families!
History of Current Crisis
June 2017: President Jovenel Moise is declared President. While the election is disputed, there is some hope around the idea that Moise is a man of the people. This hope does not last long as anti-government protests continue in waves throughout his presidential term in response to accusations of oil corruption and scandal that cause fuel prices to skyrocket. The Haitian economy continues to weaken, and costs continue to rise.
March 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic hits, causing illness, loss of life, and lockdowns that exacerbate economic instability and food insecurity.
July 2021: President Jovenel Moise is assassinated in his home, leaving the country without an elected president or fully functioning government.
Following Moise’s assassination, Haiti’s strongest, most violent, and heavily armed gang regimes begin terrorizing the city of Port-Au-Prince and surrounding areas. Using violence and terror to drive people from their homes, the gangs effectively block the country’s main access points to fuel and imports and cut the city of Port-Au-Prince off from the rest of the country.
August 2021: A magnitude 7.2 earthquake strikes the southwest part of Haiti, causing further loss of life, injury, and homelessness.
October 2022: The Haitian government remains without a president; gangs continue to terrorize the country and block fuel & imports. Civilian protests continue. Food and fuel become increasingly expensive and scarce. As fuel slowly runs out, the essentials of survival (food and clean water) begin to run out as well, leaving the city of Port-Au-Prince and, subsequently, the entire country at risk for widespread disease, famine, and loss of life.
Families in Haiti are fighting for survival and supporting one another during this trying time. Their strength and resilience have carried them through the hardest of times, and they have always found a way to push through. It will take everyone working together to overcome this current crisis, but the people of Haiti have the strength and hope needed and will find a way.
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PO Box 26716
Raleigh, NC 27611
Phone: (919) 230-6259
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