Seen here in Haiti in Les Cayes one of the worst affected
areas in the country, giving out the Sawyer PointOne Water
filters following hurricane Matthew.
Haiti Doctors Warn of Cholera Crisis After
Hurricane Matthew in October 2016
The Haiti cholera epidemic has rocked the Western Hemisphere's
poorest nation with another emergency to deal with following
the catastrophic earthquake that killed more than a three
hundred thousand people and left millions homeless with
many still living in tents six years later!
|During the earthquake United Caribbean
Trust (UCT), a Barbadian registered charity #842, focused on
relief supplies and clean water distribution.
As many will remember Jenny Tryhane, the founder,
was in Haiti during the earthquake and stayed on for 3 months
to distribute three 40 foot containers donated by the generous
people in Barbados.
Now Haiti has being impacted not only by another outbreak of cholera
but hurricane Matthew with 140 mph winds and 20 inches of rain.
Les Cayes, where UCT has its main headquarters, is one of the hardest-hit
towns on the southwest coast of Haiti.
Unicef warned. “This is the worst storm Haiti has seen
in decades, and the damage will no doubt be significant,”
said Marc Vincent, the Unicef representative in Haiti. “Waterborne
diseases are the first threat to children in similar situations.
Our first priority is to make sure children have enough safe water.”
Haiti is facing a surge in cholera cases in the wake of Hurricane
Matthew, doctors warned as the death toll on the devastated island
climbed past 1,000.
Following the earthquake in 2010
UCT distributed over 250 Sawyer
PointOne filters into schools, orphanages, St Marc Prison,
slums such as City Soleil and hundreds of churches.
Establishing Community Water
Filter collection points in church yards.
UCT is appealing to Barbados
for donations to purchase more Sawyer Point One Filters.
Due to a 50% discount from Sawyer Haiti we are able to offer the
family filter with bucket at US $25 and a Community filter with
55 gal drum that can service a school with 300 children will now
cost US $50.
The Sawyer Point One Filter is the fastest,
easiest and most cost efficient way to get safe drinking water
especially for large organizations because it can produce
up to 300 gallons of drinking water a day, cleaner than US
bottled water anywhere in the world!
• Simple gravity operated design, no movable breakable
• Easy to maintain and use.
We are in an excellent position
to distribute the water filters because we have an good network
of pastors and teachers within Haiti to assist with distribution
spearheaded by our Haiti representative Pastor Pierre Banes
Laurore who is based in Les Cayes, one of the worst hit areas.
"It seems to me like a nuclear bomb went off,"
said Paul Edouarzin, a United Nations Environmental Program employee
based near Port-a-Piment. "In terms of destruction —
environmental and agricultural — I can tell you 2016 is worse
than 2010," he added, referring to the devastating 2010
earthquake from which Haiti has yet to recover.
|Please help us to help Haiti. A team
from Barbados has already departed to assist with the distribution
of these filters and ensure transparency working with our UCT
Haiti representative Pastor Banes Lourore.
Our banking details are listed below, please
state ‘Help Haiti’ when making a deposit.
UNITED CARIBBEAN TRUST BARBADOS BANK ACCOUNT:
Donations can be made at any branch of CIBC First Caribbean
Account Name: United Caribbean Trust
Account number: 1001092544
Donations can also be made by direct debit online banking
Branch account opened: Warrens (for online transfer purposes)