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Harvard Publication Highlights Pure Water's Haiti Project in Article on Safe Water in Haiti

Source: Pure Water for the World - Tue, 26 Feb 2013 09:44 PM
Author: Pure Water for the World
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For those living in Haiti, the poorest country in the western hemisphere, poverty affects all aspects of life – this includes access to clean, safe drinking water.  For many Haitians, their only water sources are polluted; plus, these people cannot afford to purchase clean water.  Thus, children and their families continue to suffer the results associated with drinking contaminated water.  Pure Water for the World, a US-based, non-profit organization, is working to solve this problem by providing safe drinking water to those in Haiti without access to this basic human necessity.

A recent article in ReVista, the Harvard Review of Latin America, highlighted the work of organizations, including Pure Water, who are working to provide safe drinking water to those living in Haiti:

“Like Clean Water for Haiti, Pure Water for the World is meticulous about the quality of sand that goes into their filters. On a Saturday morning, project coordinator, Rony Seraphin, is inspecting the goods at his organization’s factory. “The premium stuff is here,” he announces. With a flourish of the wrist, he pulls back the corner of a tarp that is covering a mound of silky, beige sand. He scoops up a handful and gives an approving nod as it streams through his fingers like water.”

To read the rest of this ReVista article, please follow this link:

http://www.drclas.harvard.edu/publications/revistaonline/winter-2013/making-water-safe-haiti

Pure Water is committed to providing the people of Haiti with safe drinking water, hygiene education and training, and guidance for changing unhealthy lifestyle habits. To learn more and get involved, please visit Pure Water for the World's website at www.purewaterfortheworld.org.

 About Pure Water for the World

The goal of Pure Water for the World is to prevent people from suffering from painful and debilitating waterborne diseases caused by drinking contaminated water, and by improper hygiene habits. They do this by providing sustainable and safe drinking-water filtration systems, latrines, and hygiene education to families and communities in Haiti and Central America. Learn more at www.purewaterfortheworld.org.

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