HAITI WATER & SANITATION PROJECTS
HINCHE & MALTE PERALTE / HAITI
PROJECT TYPE: Water & Sanitation Facilities
PROJECT PARTNERS: Outreach International
ENGINEERING PARTNERS: Max Fordham (M&E)
WHAT IT’s ABOUT:
More than 220,000 people were killed and over 300,000 injured in Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. It left an estimated 1.5 Million people homeless and destroyed much of the country’s already poor infrastructure, including in the central plateau where this project is based.
With no alternative water supply, people in the villages of Hinche and Malte Peralte in Haiti’s Central Plateau region, are forced to draw their water from rivers known to contain cholera, which claimed the lives of 8,562 Haitians by June 2014.
This project provides water and sanitation facilities to school children in the villages. We designed and oversaw the construction of a new class room in Hinche. We have repaired and strengthened the roof of the school in Malte Peralte.
The installation of rain water harvesting systems provides safe, clean drinking water and sanitation facilities for school children in the villages. Helping to protect the most vulnerable people in one of the most hazardous locations in the world.