Earlier this year, a new well and water station—funded by the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation—was completed in Fonfrede, Haiti. Constructed from concrete, this water station is built to withstand the hurricanes that are common in the region. The structure consists of four water tanks, capable of holding 600 gallons each, which store and dispense water from the well.
Recently, doTERRA’s sourcing partner in the area gathered feedback from members of the community on how the water station is affecting their lives. Here is what two women from the community had to say:
Louise Gerrard used to be afraid people would harm her granddaughters, aged seven and eleven, when they woke early to gather water far from home. Now with a water station closer to home, her family is safer and enjoys the security of having access to clean water.
“Water is LIFE,” said August Gilbert. As a wife and mother to six children, the water station has helped her tremendously. She is able to use the water from the station to cook, keep her house clean, and do the family’s washing. Rather than waking early to fetch water before going to school, her children are able to rest and get to school on time. Most importantly, easy access to clean water has enabled August and her family to remain healthy.
To learn more about the doTERRA Healing Hands Foundation’s commitment to clean water and sanitation, please visit: https://doterrahealinghands.org/how-we-empower/people-communities/clean-water.