Dear Friends of Pure Water for the World and Haiti,
Though it hasn’t yet reached the headlines in the US, you may have read about the current state of affairs in Haiti.
Since last Wednesday, thousands of Haitians have taken to the streets of Port-au-Prince, as well as other cities across the country, in protest against the current state of affairs in this impoverished country. Protestors are demanding that President Jovenel Moïse resign. With no official government response, the unrest, frustrations, and fears continue to escalate. It is a difficult situation for most of us to truly understand.
At this time, the country is basically shutdown. Schools, businesses, and public transportation are closed; roads are barricaded; the majority of families are hunkering down until the situation begins to improve. This includes the PWW team.
The safety of our team and their families is our highest priority. We are in regular contact with our Country Director, working closely and planning strategically to support the team’s safety and wellbeing.
With a long history of profound challenges, the Haitian people are, above all, resilient. Pure Water for the World remains deeply committed to our team in Haiti and to continuing our work to improve the lives of the children and families we are so honored to serve. We hold them all in our prayers today, as they work through this time of turmoil and struggle.
We are very grateful for your support of PWW and the Haitian people. We hope to see things settle and return to more normal conditions very soon.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us, should you have any questions.
Carolyn Crowley Meub