According to UNICEF, 46% of Haiti’s population lacks access to an improved water source, and most of Haiti’s water is contaminated with human waste and disease. Out of 147 countries, according to Water Resources, Haiti is dead last on the Water Poverty Index table (WPI). Water-borne contaminants, chronic diarrhea, typhoid and hepatitis are the leading causes of death in this country plagued with the highest child mortality rate in the Western hemisphere.
Distance is another challenge. At the time of this project's commencement, the nearest well from the OIH center is approximately three (3) miles away.
One of the OIH goals is to change these dismal statistics in Bombardopolis.