Tuesday, April 12, 2011

First Water

Still on Haiti's mainland. I attended a three hour long (yikes!) village development meeting this afternoon, listening to the people that live there (71 households) work out the details of maintaining the well that would go into operation in their village (i.e., hours it would be open, what wage to pay the well guard, how much to charge for water, etc.). They ended up agreeing that they would collect 15 Gourdes per month per household (approx. 38 cents American) that they would use to save for well maintenance and repair costs down the road. Completely self-sufficient and sustainable. The picture here shows the first water out of the well.

Out to La Gonave tomorrow.

1 comment:

Cory & Kris Thede said...

Reminds me of the LONG staff meetings we used to have on LaGonave when we were dealing in English, Spanish and Creole/French. Have a great trip to LaGonave.