Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Clean Water Changes a Haitian Community

Trouin is a community in Léogâne, situated in a mountain region about 23 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince. Many extremely remote areas in Trouin have unprotected spring sources, which are the primary water sources for people in those c ... [Read More]


Better Hygiene Practices Improve a Family’s Life

Every day I wake up early in the morning, collect water from the well, and sell water to the villagers. I also cut wood for people who need it and look for other work to do. If I can’t find anything to do, I don’t have any work for the day. Before ... [Read More]


Rural Haitians Receive Clean Water

Trouin is a mountainous region in the commune of Léogâne, approximately 23 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince. There is one main road—unpaved and over rough terrain—that serves the entire population of roughly 10,000 people. There are a number of sprin ... [Read More]


A Latrine for a Struggling Family

Approaching the small bamboo hut covered in palm leaves from thatched roof to interwoven walls, I remembered the discovery of the story inside. A few weeks prior, I sat in the village health center with Rem, a Samaritan’s Purse staff member, after ... [Read More]


Invited as Friends

Editor’s Note: Names have been changed throughout the article. After a hygiene training, I asked one of the supervising midwives if I could interview her. Sitting in green plastic chairs in the middle of the health center, air-conditioned by open w ... [Read More]


Learning the Meaning of Thirst

As someone born and raised in the southern U.S., I have always thought of water simply as the ice in my tea, the pool I jump into, and the sprinklers that keep the grass green. Water has always been a comfort. Living in a charming oasis kept me ... [Read More]


Tied to the Local Church

In January, Samaritan’s Purse opened a new office in northwestern Cambodia. The office will focus on water, sanitation, and hygiene programs and is about 30 miles from the provincial capital. Most of the local pastors were invited to attend a c ... [Read More]