No Water, No Hope in Haiti—Yet!

by: Meredith Maines
April 24, 2013

In Asephie Pierre's village, Terre Noire, animals defecate in the river where she and her family collect their drinking water.

Would you let your family drink water containing animal waste? Mothers like Asephie have no choice in Haiti.

She's spent 25 years in this cycle of extreme poverty, trying to provide for her 13 children and grandchildren, and now she's losing hope. "Where there is no water, there is no garden," Asephie said. "No garden, no food. No food, no life. No life…no hope."

In the dry season when even this contaminated water is hard to find, Asephie must trek into town to buy five-gallon buckets of water or walk up to four hours to another natural, unsafe source.

"I'm not a political leader, but I think people are losing hope," she said.

What Asephie wants is a water well, but what she'll get is so much more. Living Water International is gearing up to flood Asephie's community with the love of God—demonstrated through teams of community organizers, sanitation and hygiene educators, well drillers and church mobilizers.

Please help us release Asephie from the burden of unsafe drinking water! Watch the video and learn more at about the need in places like Terre Noire and how your support of Living Water's work will change lives forever!