A Well-Drilling Project In A Community In Haiti
Kafou Toma
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Jean Emmanuel will be bringing a clean water well to a village in Haiti, his native country, and creating a social business owned by the village’s women to operate and maintain the well. The well, to be designed and built with a proven well installer in Haiti, will be situated on land acquired by Jean Emmanuel, which he will grant to a women’s collective trained to manage the well, taking a 10 cent per 4 buckets payment (significantly less expensive than other wells in the area) from users to create a maintenance fund and reinvest in further well deployments in the area. Jean Emmanuel’s local knowledge, his well-crafted plan, and his determination to build a sustainable well model rather than simply emplace a piece of new infrastructure were critical in his winning a Fellowship.