Long-term Desired Outcome
Our ultimate goal is to see everyone in Haiti drinking treated water. Every year we work at supporting our partner organization, the Clean Water for Haiti Foundation, as they strive to be even more effective in the work we're doing together. To date they've installed over 24,000 filters. We estimate that each filter installed can serve 8-10 people daily, so the impact is huge. But, it's not just about the number of filters that are installed. If a filter is installed, but not used, then it's just a concrete box with sand in it.
Long term impact only happens when the filters are being used regularly and correctly. Through our follow up program, every filter that gets installed gets visited 3 times in the first year. These visits allow our technicians to check the condition and effectiveness of the filter, and to take care of any repairs, as well as to provide the family with good user education. We keep data on every filter installed, as well as the visit information, and we know that over 95% of our filters are still in use after the first year.