Digicel Foundation Gives More Than 3300 Children Access to Water in Grand Anse

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Digicel Foundation Gives More Than 3300 Children Access to Water in Grand Anse

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Digicel Foundation Gives More Than 3300 Children Access to Water in Grand Anse

Access to water, especially clean water, in rural areas is a challenge and likely a daily chore for many in Haiti.  For many children, the task to fetch water miles away from their homes has been found to have a significant impact on student attendance and achievement (Gordon et al., p.27, retrieved at Child Poverty in the Developing World).  Micro-investments and interventions such as the work which Paradis des Indiens, a Haitian association in the rural areas of Grand-Anse, has been proven to make a difference in the lives of children in similar context.  Thanks to funding from the Digicel Foundation, Paradis des Indiens is making it possible for more than 3,300 children in 11 schools gain access to water, being a catalyst for change in rural communities and reversing social and health development trends in such places.   Thus far, 4 wells have been installed and 7 more are underway.

Digicel Foundation Gives More Than 3300 Children Access to Water in Grand Anse