Worldwide Water Support
One of our most important goal is the raising of $9,000 in order to pay for a filtration system, as well as transportation cost of shipping it all the way to the community in Haiti. Our timeframe would be to have the money raised before March of 2017.
This would be ideal and follow into our next big goal, is to not only ship the filtration system, but also to organize a mission trip. To improve the community relations, and to establish a working relation with the community will be important for the filter to be accepted and integrated within the community. March of 2017 is around the time we want to have to mission trip scheduled for.
Our ongoing goal is to create awareness for our cause and inform the general public that millions of people around the world are struggling to have accesibility for clean drinking water. This also goes back to the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), mainly number 6: "clean water and sanitation". These goals have been called to life as measurable outcomes to try and make the world a better place by 2030.
From a mere idea, the project's inception has hit up and downs. The organization, as well as the group's leaders had to learn on the go to make this project a success. The original idea came around in December 2013 but did not hit the ground until January 2015.
Culver-Stockton's Enactus chapter has founded this organization as a project originally, but it soon became clear that if we wanted this to be a success, we had to commit for a long term. This will commitment and stability is what the Haitian community needs.
What does the Haiti community need? We have done a lot of research and talked to people about the current situation in Haiti, and we found that a simple need for clean drinking water is high. A lot of people are getting sick from Cholera and other water-related diseases. This spike in illness has happened in the aftermath of the January 2010 earthquake where water is contaminated and sub-standard.
Jasper Ekke Gerrit Wieling