charity: water

On September 7, 2009, charity water turned three.

To kick off the September campaign each year, and in the spirit of connecting you to the people you've served, we spend each anniversary in the field. Today, we celebrated in the town of Cabastor, Haiti, where more than 3,000 people got clean drinking water for the first time, thanks to your donations and our local implementing partner, Partners in Health.

The people of Cabastor are virtually cut off from society. A giant lake separates them from roads, and access to clean water and healthcare. To them, drinking water used to mean a murky river nearby or long walks high in the mountain to unprotected springs. Not anymore. In three months, the community dug trenches for 285 pipes, helped get 500 bags of cement across a lake by canoe and up treacherous footpaths to make the project successful. Our local partner, Partners in Health, found and protected a freshwater spring high in the mountains, and used gravity to bring clean water to 6 distribution points (tap stands) in the valley.Clean water now flows freely here.

In just three years, you've helped us make a dent in the water crisis, bringing clean and safe drinking water to over 700,000 people in 16 countries. This September, we want to make that 1 million people. To learn how you can help, visit


Paul Pryor (shooting / editing)
Music: The Rumor Mill
Local Partner - Partners in Health -
- special thanks to Evosat for satellite connectivity -


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