One of the critical components of giving clean water to the people of Haiti is by providing them filtration/purification buckets to use. Dr. Eugene makes sure that each person is trained in the art of “Bucketology” before they can receive their buckets. Dr. Eugene makes sure that each person that receives a bucket is given this class which has saved many lives from cholera, typhoid, dysentery, and other water borne illnesses. Thanks Dr. Eugene!
Sorry this update took so long. Due to some technical issues we weren’t able to finish uploading the videos in Haiti. Now that we are back home, we hope to post the rest of our daily journal.
On day 4 we returned to the hospital that Dr. Eugene is building to watch the progress there. The River of Life is donating all of the water resources for the hospital that will serve between 100,000 and 200,000 people from various communities across northern Haiti. Dr. Eugene said that the communities that have River of Life wells will use this hospital.
Since we had so much information from Day 3 we only downloaded the drilling video during our last blog installment. This is Day 3.5 to cover all of the aspects of the day of the new well installation. It is had to believe they crew could go from clearing the area of trees and shrubbery to being able to write our name in the concrete before leaving. Eventually we will consolidate all of the videos into one which will be a longer, comprehensive video that should answer all of the questions that these two videos cause you to ask. In the meantime, thanks for your support and We have Water! Watch the Day 1 “Highlights Video” by clicking here.
This is a video from our third day in Haiti. We were blessed to watch the installation of a well in the town of Dhericourt (pronounced Deri-cou) which serves three communities. The company doing the drilling is the same one that Dr. Eugene has used on several occasions to drill River of Life wells. So far, they have never had a well do dry. That is a good record.
The video covered the drilling process and we hope to offer a comprehensive video of the entire process from clearing the land to pumping water after our arrival back home. (We have over 20 GB of video and pictures to sort through.)
It was a busy day on Sunday. After going to worship at the Cap Haitian Methodist Church, we headed out in search of wells. This is our daily diary of the days adventures starring Dr. Eugene. Enjoy!