Bondeau Haiti Project Summary

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Bondeau Haiti Project Summary

WFSV has been working with the South Florida Haiti Project Inc since 2013 assisting a team from St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Bethesda-by-the-Sea and St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Delray Beach, FL. We assessed the water situation, tested surrounding wells, evaluated the power situation and recommended an appropriate solution. We drilled wells on the Bondeau property in hopes of locating a clean drinking water well and we installed and a solar photovoltaic power system on the guest house and on the Kay Timone orphanage.
LINKS
Project Blog
2014 Project journal
Geophysical Survey Photos (Flickr)
Electrical System Photos (Flickr)

The Project Details

The site is approximately 3 hours West from Port-au-Prince in Bondeau, Haiti.
Bondeau is located approximately four kilometers (2.5 miles) from the city of Miragoane, in the south of Haiti, on the road that leads to Petit Trou de Nippes. St. Marie Madeleine is a congregation connected to the Parish of St. Paul in Petit Trou de Nippes.

View the project maps:
Steve Rowland GPS coordinates
Bondeau KML
The new village on the St. Marie Madeleine (SMM) campus is constructed around a village square with porches covered to protect from rain and sun. The construction is CBS with wood trusses covered in galvanized steel. Housing units are built around the village square with a large raised circle in the middle for plants and flowers.


Grundfos (USA) donated the solar pump, controller and regulator. Retail:values $6000-7,000 USD. It runs on 48 VDC. We added a submersible electrical cable added ($~460.00 USD), Atlantic Supply is the supplier of well material costs from the supplier ~$6,300.00 USD.

Generator Replacement

We are exploring options for replacing the generator at the site:
We received two quotations back from generator suppliers in Miami. I have been asking for recommendations for a replacement for the SDMO T20 in the 20-25kW output range. Seems there are units available locally from several sources.
General Power - Quoted for a new SDMO T20 20kW generator with John Deere power at $12,285 with enclosure. I spoke with Rafael on the phone and he seemed very knowledgable and experienced with supplying Haiti. He was recommending the SDMO because it is fairly common in Haiti with its French origins (it is now part of Kohler Power Systems) but he recommended the John Deere diesel power since it is used in construction equipment. He stated that he could help us out with generator parts and advice to service providers by telephone any time.
Americas Generator/Triton Power - Quoted for a Triton18 kW generator with Yanmar power at $9,500, but not sure what all is included in this quote and what may be extra.
Pending quotations from FG Wilson Generators and Tradewinds Power.
Of course, the more we learn the more questions arise like: Do we want to stay with 240/120V, 60 Hz, single phase? How big a fuel tank do we need (55L/100L; don’t know what is there now)?
Do we want an acoustic enclosure (assume yes)?
Any other options or accessories?
If we buy a “For Export Only” unit we can save money, these units are Bonded so there may be some issues with getting it to the container and out of the country The units look to weigh between 1500-2200 lbs.; any weight limit concerns on the container?
Please share your questions, comments, concerns.


REPORTS & PRESENTATIONS

Equipment

Submersible Pump
Red Jacket 4inch Submersible Pump Instruction Manual
Red Jacket Enduro Technical Brochure
Franklin Electric 2011 AIM Manual on Submersible Motors

SDMO S4Q2 Generator (Main Generator)
SDMO S4Q2-SD Specs
SDMO Generator wiring diagram
SDMO Users Manual
SDMO Engine Parts
SDMO Maint. Manual

Sponsors & Project Team

South Florida Haiti Project(link)
St. Gregory's Episcopal Church(link)
Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea(link)
St. Pauls Episcopal Church(link) Epiphany Lutheran Church and School of Lake Worth(link)

Electrical Power

Backup Generator
20KW Generator - Model #20GF-LDE by Huayuan Diesel Manufacturing 1 Phase, Rated @ 90.9 AMPS, 60 HZ, 220/100 Voltage

Submersible Pump
Red Jacket Enduro 1 HP 20 GPM, 2 Wire 230 V pump, with a New Bronze 1.25" Check Valve. The pump was purchased from MD Pumps www.mdpumps.com on the 18th of June 2013.

Well Drillers
Blue Ridge International for Christ- Haiti, 2310 TR 4444 Rt 2, Sugarcreek, OH, 44681; Eli Mast, Jr. (330) 893-2972

BLOG

READ THE PROJECT BLOG

Links

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The Project

Images of the spring box and pipe installation from Nepal, May 2016.



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Welcome Ceremony

Images of the welcome ceremony in Kabilash Nepal, May 2016.



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Nepal

Images from the field trip to Jomson Nepal, May 2016.



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The People

Photos of the people of Nepal, May 2016.



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  • Project Summary

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  • Sponsors & Project Team

    South Florida Haiti Project(link)
    St. Gregory's Episcopal Church(link)
    Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea(link)
    St. Pauls Episcopal Church(link) Epiphany Lutheran Church and School of Lake Worth(link)

  • What We Did

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  • What We Learned

    We learned the people of Kabilash, Nepal are a close cooperative of people in need of assistance improving their access to clean drinking water. The villagers enthusiastically volunteered their services, access to land, on-hand supplies, and hospitality. The area has received no support since the 2015 earthquake. The school provides education to 440 students from the surrounding villages, some students walk 2 hours each way to attend class. The village is very remote and is only accessible by a steep dirt road 3 hours outside Kathmandu. Given the right contacts it is possible to execute a small project in 7-days.

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  • What It Cost

    All funds donated were spent directly on the project. This includes the visit by our team, purchase of construction supplies, delivery, labor, parts and fittings. Our team is made 100% of volunteers who bring experience, skills and work side-by-side with the local poject team.

  • Costs

    The project consists of a two week onsite visit to assess the project in person, establish relationships, negotiate with vendors, appoint a local project team and project coordinator and purchase and deliver supplies. The pipe, valves, cement, concrete all cost $4,000. Cost for the onsite visit, transportation and room & board cost $4,500. Our team collected data, worked side-by-side with the local team to ensure appropriate construction and verify the results. We purchased $500 worth of items to bring back and use in our fundraising events scheduled for later this year where we hope to raise $10,000 to fund 6 additional pipe installations to the most remote areas of the village.

  • Data We Collected

    We sampled and tested water at public fountains. We collected GPS geographic data to establish elevations and locations of the project site, surrounding area and water test sites. We photographed and documented the surrounding area of the Kabilash village. We Collection contact information for pipe supplies, laborers, administrative contacts, hotels, supply vendors, transportation providors and local contacts.

  • Photo Album

    We have uploaded 363 photos of the project to our website. VIEW PHOTOS