Verrettes, Haiti

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Verrettes, Haiti

Good Samaritan School is approximately 3 hours North from Port-au-Prince in Canneau Village, Verrettes, Haiti. It was founded in 2005 by West Palm Beach resident Ezikial Prophet. The Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, Palm Beach, FL provided the initial funding to construct the school and the Wondoff family funded construction of a dental clinic. The school has grown to providing classes for 100 children. The dental clinic offers the only treatment available in the area, and the drinking well is relied upon by over 400 people as their only source for clean drinking water. Work was completed in May 2013 installing a solar powered water system that supplies running water to the school and the clinic.
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Equipment we installed Jan 2012
Equipment in storage in Haiti
Equipment being transported Sept 2012

Technical Specs:
Batteries
The Grundfos submersible pump
The solar panels
The pressure tank
The chlorinator
Equipment Schematic

The Project

In May 2013, we completed a solar powered electric pump and chlorination unit that now brings water into the school and clinic. A sink was installed in the school where the children can wash and fill their water bottles.

Medical Clinic

A one room clinic has been constructed onsite in 2010 and is used by Dr Amicia every Friday to provide free dental care. WFSV installed a sink with running water in the clinic.

Electric Power

We installed a two panel solar system to bring electrical power to the school.

School House

The 2 room school house currently provides education to the 100 children in the surrounding area. Along with learning basic reading and writing the children also receive a hot meal every day.

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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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  • Electric Power

    We installed a two panel solar system to bring electrical power to the school.

  • 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.

  • Some Details

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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