La Gonâve is the largest off-shore island of Haiti, and the least-developed part of this least-developed country in the Americas. This hot and very dry island’s already-inadequate water infrastructure was damaged in the earthquake of 2010, and badly neglected thereafter.
Concern’s WASH (Water, sanitation & hygiene) programme on La Gonâve is addressing these issues, rehabilitating communal RWH (rain water harvesting) cisterns, promoting better hygiene and sanitation practice, and training water management committees. Our funding supported the rehabilitation of two cisterns in St. Agnier and Episcopal, providing real and long term benefits for about 1,700 people, even though the implementation of the works was affected by the impact of Hurricane Matthew in October 2016.
Please click here to read Concern’s report on this basic and successful funding.