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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.