Haiti Well Project
The Haiti Well Project
****Project Update - September 4, 2009 - We have reached our goal of raising $20,000. In October there will be testing done in the Mapou Village area that will help determine the best location to drill the well. When the testing is complete, we will have data that will give a good estimate of both the depth and location of the water table surrounding Mapou Village. Then... start the digging! The final cost of the project will not actually be determined until the well has been dug. We have an estimate but they never know the depth (which determines the final costs) until they actually drill the well. Thanks for praying for this project and thanks to our Hait Well Mission team for their incredible work!! Thanks also to Harvest International for providing leadership with this project. We will update this area as we learn more in the days ahead. *************
Help us build a well inch by inch for the Mapou Village in Haiti.
"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water."
Mapou Village is located in the mountains on the island of La Gonave, Haiti, which is considered one of the driest places on earth. (approx. 1500' elev.) The majority of the people of Mapou Village practice voodoo as their primary religion. The trip from the village and back to get water takes in excess of two hours! Villagers have to carry the water up the mountain in buckets on the tops of their heads or on the backs of donkeys. Many people suffer from the affects of dehydration and malnutrition.
For $20,000.00, we can provide a well for the villagers of Mapou and the surrounding villages. It would serve as a great way to witness about our God’s gift of the Water of Life as they come to the well to get water to sustain their physical bodies. This cost also includes educating the local villagers on how to take care of and repair the well should the need arise.
For a donation of just $5.00 per inch, we can achieve this goal (approx. 4000” or 333' /-). ****** On September 4, 2009 we reached our goal of raising $20,000. *******
Providing Mapou Village with access to water will also help in the completion of the church that is in the process of being built. By completing the church building the children of Mapou would be able to start school in the fall attending classes in the building and the church will also serve as a place of shelter during hurricanes.
This project is in partnership with Benis and Dominique Guerrier, missionaries to Mapou Village, Haiti through Harvest International. Benis stresses that this well will benefit not only Mapou Village but also other surrounding villages.
If you have any questions or would like more information about the project, please contact Ken DeMoliner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 622-3788.