Transforming the Lives of Children & Families
Struggling in Cité Soleil, Haiti

“Is there hope?” Absolutely.

Join us in reaching another 1,000 families with safe water solutions.


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“We would like to have a filter, like I have seen among other people in my community, so that my family will no longer suffer from the water we drink.”
Barriajou Miriline, Resident, Village Rapatrier, Cité Soleil

You can make an immediate and permanent impact on families and children in one of the most underserved areas in the world.

The photos above are from Haiti’s Cité Soleil, considered the “worst slum in the Western Hemisphere”. Water sources here are heavily contaminated with human and animal waste, combined with massive amounts of trash and debris.

“People drink water without treatment. They suffer with infections, stomach aches, fevers, vomit, diarrhea and more.
We have lost a lot of people.
– Pastor Colo Jean Jacques and Pastor Brisseau Jacques, Cité Soleil

While we cannot lift these children and their families out of poverty, we can deliver the foundation to a healthier, more productive life… clean water.

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we can provide a family with:
  • An in-home use bio-sand filtration system that keeps healthy minerals, while filtering out 100% of parasites and up to 100% of other toxicants.
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  • Community hygiene education and training.
  • Follow-up monitoring, to ensure the cycle of waterborne illness is broken.

Haiti-Buda Chita-1664My water situation was a catastrophe before my filter. My children and I used to get very sick with diarrhea, stomachaches, headaches, and cholera. I am so grateful and would like everyone in my city to have one!”
– Martha Louis, beneficiary (pictured right)

No other organization is better positioned to address the water crisis facing Cité Soleil than Pure Water for the World. We have spent years earning the trust and respect of this community, through successful work in schools, clinics and hospitals. Now we have the opportunity to bring clean water directly into their homes.

By extending clean water and hygiene practices into homes, families will have access to safe water all of the time, supporting the elimination of waterborne illnesses.


 Be a part of the solution.
Together, we will give Cité Soleil families and children the opportunity for a healthier, productive, more hopeful future.


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Select photography courtesy of: Michael Stoebner
Read: Haiti - Heart and Hope