Treating water in Haiti

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tooth

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B.C.
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 29, 2013 - 12:10am PT
First water barrel installed and treatment system working at the orpha...
First water barrel installed and treatment system working at the orphanage.
Credit: tooth

6000 block made this week.
6000 block made this week.
Credit: tooth

The well is working!
The well is working!
Credit: tooth

Sand to make the block.
Sand to make the block.
Credit: tooth


So the project is going really well. We figured out the water purification system, the well has been pumping thousands of gallons and the border wall is almost complete around the 5 acres. We start on the homes next.

We had to buy a truck to move rocks, buy sand, etc. So we spent $15,000 on one, but rent it out two days a week which is making us $18,000/yr. One of the guys who runs the orphanage is a mechanic so no problems with maintenance.


7 families run the orphanage. One is a mechanic, one a carpenter, one a physician, etc. So the kids will leave the orphanage with a useful skill. It's so exciting to see this progress quickly and as cheaply/sustainably as possible!

Check it out,

https://www.facebook.com/NewRealityInternational/photos_stream

http://www.newrealityinternational.org
Reilly

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The Other Monrovia- CA
Mar 29, 2013 - 12:48am PT
Good work and kudos!
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