Revive:

verb | re·vive | ri-ˈvīv |

-to give new strength or energy to; to improve the position or condition of; to renew in the mind or memory.

A Catalyst For Change

One of our key goals here at reVive Light Therapy® has been to harness the science of light to produce the most innovative and effective Health and Wellness products on the market.  For years, the proven health benefits of our products have enhanced lifestyles by being a catalyst for change through healing, reviving and transforming. 

This philosophy applies not only to our products but to how we view the world.  The dictionary defines the verb revive as meaning to give new strength or energy to, or to improve the position or condition of.  We at reVive Light Therapy® are committed to reviving communities around the world that suffer from extreme poverty.

For years, we have partnered with different organizations to bring change and revival to Haiti through clean water initiatives. We invite you to join us in our efforts to walk alongside some of the most vulnerable in the western hemisphere.

Our current projects

Low Cost, High Impact Water Reservoirs in Haiti

Access to clean, fresh water is a crisis people face in Haiti every day. In the Belle-Vue la Montagne, Kenscoff and Aux-cadets’ regions east of Port-Au-Prince, where there is no running water or electricity, it is not uncommon for over 2,000 people to depend on a single water source for their daily needs.

Gathering water becomes the single biggest burden for these families, consuming daily life and taking children out of school as they face the daunting and often dangerous task of collecting the water.  This crisis of having access to clean water is a faced everyday by thousands in this community living on less than $2 a day.

Our Goal

Build 50 Reservoirs Before the End of  2021

We already have 15 reservoirs built since we started the project in May of 2019!

Join us in partnership to bring desperately needed water to this area through a simple, yet highly effective method of building individual 5,500-gallon concrete water reservoirs for vulnerable families. The water to fill the tank comes from rain water collected on the roof and piped to the reservoir. With proper management, a reservoir of this size will provide an abundant supply of sustainable water for a least one year.

Families will be free to begin working themselves out of the chain of poverty that binds them as water will be readily available and free from water related diseases, since clean water practice training will be implemented with each reservoir. This water project will also help to keep children in school as less time collecting water means more time in class. And finally, sustainable agriculture will be possible and farm animals will be healthier due to the increase access to water.

How you can help

How it works

Instead of building expensive wells or water spring systems that still require hours spent each day walking to distribution points, our approach is to build a 5,500-gallon concrete water-tank reservoir at individual homes.  The water to fill the tank comes from rainwater collected on the roof and piped to the reservoir.  With proper management, a reservoir of this size will provide an abundant supply of sustainable water for atleast one year.

  1. The cost to build a reservoir is $2500. Once the donation is received by Passion Rescue Mission, the reservoir will be built within 45 days. With all reservoirs, local community members will be engaged in the building process, further supporting income in these rural areas.
  2. Partners will receive information on the recipient family including household and family photos and also GPS coordinates as to where their home is located in Haiti.
  3. Partners will receive photos and updates on the reservoir as it is being built along with a designation on the completed reservoir of their support of the project.

 

THE IMPACT YOUR RESERVOIR WILL MAKE

Families will be free to begin working themselves out of the chain of poverty that binds them as water will be readily available and free from water related diseases, since clean water practice training will be implemented with each reservoir. This water project will also help to keep children in school as less time collecting water means more time in class.  And finally, sustainable agriculture will be possible and farm animals will be healthier due to the increase access to water.

haiti facts

About Poverty

  • Haiti ranks 168 out of 187 on the 2014 Human Development Index. (UNDP 2015)
  • 59% of the population lives on less than US$2 per day. (World Bank 2012)
  • 24.7% lives in extreme poverty on less than US$1.25 per day. (UNDP 2013)

About Education

  • 50 percent of children do not attend school. (World Bank 2013)
  • Approximately 30% of children attending primary school will not make it to third grade; 60% will abandon school before sixth grade. (UNICEF 2008)
  • Only 29 percent of Haitians 25 and above attended secondary school. (USAID 2015)

About Health & Nutrition

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OUR HOPE: reVive, transform, thrive