Donations for Clean Water to Hurricane Matthew Affected Areas
DloHaiti is donating treated water, jugs, and chlorine for immediate delivery by boat to areas affected Hurricane Matthew. If you would like to contribute to this effort, please use the button to donate. 100% of your contribution after Paypal and bank fees will go toward purchasing jugs and chlorine and transporting those along with clean water for delivery to Grande Anse and Sud departments in Haiti.
The cost of a jug and water transported is 80¢ per gallon. Water is produced in dloHaiti's Cite Soleil and Santo treatment centers by local Haiti staff, jugs are produced in Haiti by a local supplier (Plastech) as is the chlorine. See further below for more answers to frequent questions such why we are sending treated water, jugs, and chlorine.
You might be asking:
Is bottled water the best solution for providing clean water?
No! Bottled water transported from outside of the community is only a short-term stopgap. Bottled water can address short-term urgent needs, but local water treatment such as chemical treatment (chlorine) at point of use are more cost-efficient medium- and longer term solutions. The goal with our donation is to address immediate urgent needs and supply jugs and chlorine so that families can treat more water with support and training from responders on the ground.
How will the money be used?
100% of your contribution after Paypal and bank fees will go toward the purchase of clean water in jugs from dloHaiti and chlorine. 80¢ per jug covers the cost of water treatment, the jug which is manufactured in Haiti, and wages of staff in Cite Soleil and Santo for producing and bottling the water. All other costs such as administration, transport, and overhead are provided by dloHaiti and/or other organizations at their own cost.
Is dloHaiti an Charity or NGO?
No. DloHaiti is a for-profit company registered in Haiti. Our mission is to make clean water more accessible and affordable in a economically sustainable way. We do this by building infrastructure for water treatment and distribution in local communities. To help with humanitarian needs, we use the local infrastructure we have (staff, treatment facilities, transport) to assist in aid efforts at incremental cost. Using local resources first helps maintain Haiti's capacity to provide for itself. It also creates and sustains local jobs and entrepreneurs.
What is Watering Minds (the name of the Paypal account)?
Watering Minds is a non-profit entity registered in the United States to administer donations for a Clean Water for Schools program in Haiti and other developing countries. It will transfer funds to the providers of the jugs, water, and other services to get the supplies to the worst hit areas.
Is my donation tax deductible?
While Watering Minds is a non-profit entity, it does not yet have 501c3 status with the US Internal Revenue Service. So unfortunately, your donation will not be tax deductible.