From solar panels strong enough to power the entire kiosk to a “bio-toilet,” or compost toilet, for employees, dloHaiti has given a lot of thought into making this a sustainable long-term investment in the community.
You can see that this is a fully functional local business where the employees have been selected from the community and have a feeling of ownership over "their" kiosk. There is a sense of pride with these employees. Their bright white uniforms are clean, ironed and shirts are tucked in. The care they take in cleaning and filling jugs, testing water and accounting for sales is more representative of a business owner than an employee. It was truly impressive.
He gave testimonials from family and friends who are thankful because they are confident that Ovive water will not make them sick. He described how it had changed the lives of many women and children, because they were now able to have clean water delivered to their homes instead of spending hours of their days fetching it and carrying it home.
The Ovive/dloHaiti kiosk is having a very positive impact on the community, providing cleaner drinking water at a lower price, environmentally friendly practices, and community engagement.
From what I see, it looks like this is a recipe for a long-term success story for Haiti.
Post by Danielle Dreis, photographer and filmmaker in Haiti
Edited by Hilary White