3 years after the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti “Freedom – Move On” shares a positive message in this video set in the beautiful Haiti.
She post on her website:
“My friend Mike Snedegar invited me to attend an event for Generosity Water a few months ago and told me all about the non profit organization and how it helps fund hundreds of clean water wells in countries where drinking contaminated water kills thousands of people every year. This video made me smile. I wanted to help out and I am proud to be a part of this and so happy that I could help Generosity Water make a difference.”
Check out the video below and the full post on her website The Best Kind of Thank You
Today Justin Bieber turns 18, and he’s “giving up” his birthday for clean water! Click on the link below and check out how you can help this cause: http://charitywater.org/justinbieber
As 04:53:10 pm on the 2nd year anniversary of the Earthquake in Haiti approaches, we all REMEMBER that day and appreciate life more as a result of it. To see a city…a nation reduced to rubble in 35 seconds was beyond humbling; it felt as if the world stood still. For a moment in time, the world stopped and noticed the little island 600 miles off coast Florida and watched as the horror developed.
Men, woman and children called out in agony while trapped beneath piles of concrete and steel. Newborn lives cut short, children left without parents and parents left without children. Hundreds of thousands of lives were lost that day and millions were forever changed. Just imagine losing your entire family and everything you own in the same day; everything you have ever loved and worked for gone, just like that.
Today we remember Haiti and we pray for her on behalf of all those that truly BELIEVE in “A Brighter Future for Haiti”.
We pray that the hundreds of thousands of people who lost their lives have found peace, and that their families are healing from the pain of losing a loved one.
On January 12, 2010 at 04:53:10 pm the lives of the Haitian people were forever changed. Today, January 12, 2012 at 04:53:10 pm [EST] we call on all supporters of Haiti to observe a Moment of Silence in honor of the earthquake victims, their families and those who continue to struggle. Let us come together and reflect on where Haiti was 2 years ago while recognizing some of the positive progress that has been made in the country so far.
There is strength in unity and promise for our people. Let us keep Haiti in our hearts and continue to lift her up through our actions.
L’Union fait la force!
“We need a code of ethics with a national strategy”
(Video Credit: Ayiti Kale JE)
“For Dossier #4,Grassroots Watch took a look at cholera, water and “
1. Why has cholera hit the country so hard?
2. What is the real situation of water and sanitation?
3. How did things get this way?”
“Haiti Grassroot Watch is a partnership whose goal is to look more deeply at Haiti’s reconstruction”
This video is an on the ground view of cholera that takes a look at some of the more complex issues that are associated with the, such as access to clean water, the role of government and NGO’s.
In some cases patients with previous health conditions are not being treated. (According to this report) “Some infected people also have other conditions but some hospitals refuse them care.”, HIV/AIDS and other previous health conditions make it increasing difficult to fight against cholera. battling cholera face greater health issues. More often than not infants are or die during the pregnancy.
“A lot of NGOs are working on water and sanitation, but they aren’t coordinated, and they can’t replace the state”
“There are a lot of NGOs!” This report suggest that the effort of various NGO’s working in Haiti would be more effective if those efforts were being coordinated or monitored in someway. Their are too many NGO’s in Haiti, and some are believed to be doing “superficial, almost ‘folkloric’ projects.”
“We need a code of ethics with a national strategy”
“Charity: Water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations.”
One of the many countries that they help is Haiti via project Unshaken.
Project “Unshaken” is a fundraising campaign that supports large-scale water projects in 10 different communities in Haiti. The goal is to provide the people of these communities with “access to clean, safe drinking water.”
100% of all donations will fund water projects in Haiti
(See their annual Financial Report)
The 10 communities listed below will directly benefit from the money raised. [8 of the 10 project have already been funded!]
“The LifeGivingForce Foundation is a non-profit organization providing clean water solutions in the most challenging settings.” Water if life! In light of the cholera outbreak in Haiti, Mangoes & Lemonade is highlighting the LifeGivingForces solar powered water filtration systems. LGF Rapid Response 10000UF, 35000UF and 75000UF. See what they can do!
(Photo Credit: LGF)
Video: Helping Haitians access safe drinking water via smartplanet.com
“Haiti’s water infrastructure is still broken. Every municipality on the island remains challenged to provide safe water to its people. Sanitation has improved little, and water-borne disease is rampant. Now with over 2 million people staying in overpopulated and often makeshift temporary settlements, access to safe water or sanitation facilities remains a pressing need. We are still on the ground in Haiti addressing this need. With your help, LifeGivingForce (LGF) and its local partners are delivering water purification units directly to where they can make the most difference, and continue to do so for years to come.”
“Providing safe, clean water for communities in critical need”
“Supplying rural community medical clinics with safe, non-contaminated water for medical care.”
“Developing micro-enterprise initiatives in the communities we currently serve to promote long-term local recovery and resilience.”
See how your Donation will be used. Contact LifeGivingForce for more info.
Programs & Partners
Marigot (Providence Haiti Outreach)
Pétionville (Jenkins/Penn Haitian Relief Foundation)
Borgne (H.O.P.E. Haiti) (Haiti Outreach Pwoje Espwa)
Côtes-de-Fer (ACDI/VOCA) (Agricultural Cooperative Development International/Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance)