plan 316Rebuilding of wall around water centre- Rehabilitation of Soleil 4 water station- Cite Soleil, Port au Prince, Haiti

Summary

This project, in correlation with the total rehabilitation of the Soleil 4 water station in Cite Soleil, Haiti, will rebuild the wall around the water centre to provide a secure place for those in Cite Soleil to receive clean water.

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Background

Port au Prince, the capital city of Haiti was near the epicenter of the January 12, 2010 earthquake and over 40% of the city’s buildings were either destroyed or damaged. Cite Soleil was particularly hard hit and the inherent vulnerability of this, the poorest area in Port au Prince, has significantly increased their needs. In addition, most international NGOs do not provide any services in Cite Soleil, citing security policy. PWW has worked in Cite Soleil for several years with our water, sanitation, and hygiene program in schools and has demonstrated its commitment to the people there. We enjoy strong relationships with the community and community leaders and we are able to work and move safely throughout Cite Soleil.

Since the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, PWW has temporarily suspended its schools and communities WASH programs and has focused on emergency water delivery principally in the Cite Soleil area of Port au Prince. We have been able to deliver water to up to 80,000 people per day. As we move from the emergency phase of the relief effort into recovery and rebuilding, we are committed to the continued development of sustainable water projects.

The Soleil 4 water station is located in the heart of Cite Soleil, home to over 400,000 of the most vulnerable population in the greater Port au Prince area. There is a large IDP camp adjacent to Soleil 4 with a population of over 8000.

The sites has 2 elevated 10,000 gallon-large tanks, connected to a pipe system to allow for easy water distribution, that was built as an effort to alleviate the clean water needs of the CS population. However, during the gang war of 2004, the site was caught between the fire exchange between the CS gangs and the United Nations Mission for the Stabilization of Haiti (MINUSTAH)/Haitian Police and was completely destroyed.

The property is owned by the Salesian Priests who have been active in ministry and education in Cite Soleil for over 20 years. PWW has met with the Executive Director of the order, Father Zucchi Olibrice, SDB. Fr. Olibrice and the Salesian community are in full support of the rehabilitation of the site and have committed to the maintenance and financial support of the site at the completion of the project to assure sustainability. The Salesian community is committed to providing free water through 2010 in accordance with the WASH cluster strategic operating framework. Beginning in 2011, the community intends to provide water at a nominal and subsidized rate for the Cite Soleil community.

Location

Cite Soleil, , Haiti

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Focus

Primary Focus: Drinking Water - Community
Secondary Focus: Hygiene Education

People Getting Safe Drinking Water: 30,000

The direct beneficiaries of the project are the estimated 30,000 children, women and men in the Soleil 4 catchment area including the estimated 8,000 persons living in the internally displaced persons (IDP) camp adjacent to the site.

School Children Getting Water:

This is unknown

People Getting Sanitation: 0

People Getting Other Benefits: 30,000

Hygiene and sanitation training will be held for all the beneficiaries. Please see approach and technology for more details.

Application Type: Project Funding

Start Date: 2010-10-15

Completion Date: 2010-11-15

Technology Used:

Rebuilding of the wall for the water centre compound. This is a large compound and by securing it, the site will be more organized and protected to ensure longevity of the system.

This plan calls for rebuilding of the perimeter wall of the soleil 4 water station and installation of a gate. The wall is to provide security and protection for the equipment and the personnel working at the station. The wall was damaged during the armed conflict in 2004 and further damaged by the 2010 earthquake.

We are contracting the services of a civil engineer in the US who is fluent in French and Creole and has spent time in Haiti in the Peace Corps. He is very familiar with all the challenges of doing things in Haiti. The plan is for a reinforced concrete wall 8 feet high and the perimeter of the area is 249 meters.

• Community Hygiène Promoter Training

Members of each community in the catchment area are selected for hygiene promotion training and participate in a course similar to the teacher training course. These community members become stewards of hygiene promotion and encourage, educate and influence the community at large to adopt safe and sustainable hygiene practices. Each promoter is assigned at least 100 families in the area to visit on a monthly basis as well as organize small group gatherings in neighborhoods to address hygiene issues specific to the area. This local and community based education has been very successful in changing behavior patterns and improving health.

Phases:

PWW is proposing a number of activities in Soleil 4 to improve the water system and ensure its physical and social sustainability. Please see the attached document which shows the steps to this project.

Community Organization:

• Community Hygiene Promoter Training

Members of each community in the catchment area are selected for hygiene promotion training and participate in a course similar to the teacher training course. These community members become stewards of hygiene promotion and encourage, educate and influence the community at large to adopt safe and sustainable hygiene practices. Each promoter is assigned at least 100 families in the area to visit on a monthly basis as well as organize small group gatherings in neighborhoods to address hygiene issues specific to the area. This local and community based education has been very successful in changing behavior patterns and improving health.

Government Interaction:

Dinepa is the National Gov. Water and Sanitation Agency. CAMEP is the Port au Prince municipal water authority. They are both government agencies -DINEPA is the regulatory body and CAMEP is the authority in charge of the actual water lines.

PWW will be working with both of these agencies to receive permits, and PWW will be working with CAMEP directly to restore the water lines.

Ancillary activities:

Other Issues:

PWW began working in Haiti in 2008 and has extensive experience in point of use (POU) water delivery systems. Prior to the January 12, 2010 earthquake, PWW installed bio-sand water filters in over 700 schools in Haiti, 225 of which are in Cite Soleil, reaching over 200,000 children.

In Haiti, PWW has partnered with United Methodist Relief Committee (UMCOR), Save the Children (SAVE), Management Sciences for Health (MSH), USAID, Salvation Army Haiti, and many others. PWW currently has ongoing partnerships with MSH/USAID, Save the Children, International Child Care (ICC), the United States Navy Project Handclasp, International Rescue Committee (IRC), The Nazarene Church, the Episcopal Church and the Methodist Church.

-Cite Soleil, Port au Prince, Haiti

Port au Prince, the capital city of Haiti was near the epicenter of the January 12, 2010 earthquake and over 40% of the city’s buildings were either destroyed or damaged. Cite Soleil was particularly hard hit and the inherent vulnerability of this, the poorest area in Port au Prince, has significantly increased their needs. In addition, most international NGOs do not provide any services in Cite Soleil, citing security policy. PWW has worked in Cite Soleil for several years with our schools WASH program and has demonstrated its commitment to the people there. We enjoy strong relationships with the community and community leaders and we are able to work and move safely throughout Cite Soleil.

Since the January 12, 2010 earthquake in Haiti, PWW has temporarily suspended its schools and communities WASH programs and has focused on emergency water delivery principally in the Cite Soleil area of Port au Prince. We have been able to deliver water to up to 80,000 people per day. As we move from the emergency phase of the relief effort into recovery and rebuilding, we are committed to the continued development of sustainable water projects.

Haiti is considered to be the poorest country in the Americas, and one of the most unequal in terms of income distribution —66% of the nation’s wealth is concentrated in just 4% of the population. Even prior to the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010, Haiti had enormous needs in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene education

Maintenance Revenue:

As all NGOs are looking for strategies to exit trucking and move towards sustainable water provision, this project will assure just that. The Salesian community is committed to support of the project and has close ties to the Cite Soleil commune as does PWW. The Salesian community will continue free delivery of water through 2010 in accordance with the WASH strategic operational framework guidelines. They will then begin charging for water at a nominal and subsidized rate to allow continued but community supported water delivery. We anticipate that between the CAMEP and rainwater harvesting sources that trucking of water will be at a minimum. In the next 6 months, the Salesian Priests will be giving water for free to the population. After these 6 months, the fee for water at 1.6 gourde per gallon (or 8 gourdes per 5 gallon-bucket) for potable water from the Reverse Osmosis Unit. In the event of shortfall in the revenue from the sale of water, the Salesian Brothers are willing and able to cover this. This logic will enable the most vulnerable population in Cite Soleil to receive clean water at affordable rates and to feel ownership and participation in the process.

Maintenance Cost: $3,700

Metrics:

Prior art before metrics

Cost: $152,420

See attached budget

Co Funding Amount:


This proposal has been submitted to Save the Children and other non profits for their involvement as well

Community Contribution Amount:

The Salesian community will continue free delivery of water through 2010 in accordance with the WASH (Water and Sanitation, Hygiene) Strategic Operational Framework Guidelines. They will then begin charging for water at a nominal and subsidized rate to allow continued but community supported water delivery. We anticipate that between the CAMEP and rainwater harvesting sources that trucking of water will be at a minimum. In the next 6 months, the Salesian Priests will be giving water for free to the population. After these 6 months, the fee for water at 1.6 gourde per gallon (or 8 gourdes per 5 gallon-bucket) for potable water from the Reverse Osmosis Unit . In the event of shortfall in the revenue from the sale of water, the Salesian Brothers are willing and able to cover this. This logic will enable the most vulnerable population in Cite Soleil to receive clean water at affordable rates and to feel ownership and participation in the process.

This project will be able to generate over USD 3,700 of profit per month that will help the Salesian brothers sustain it over time.

Fund Requested: $23,520

Implementing Organization:

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