Commitment to Action

Access to Water for the Underserved in Port-au-Prince

Commitment by

United Water

In 2013, United Water committed to improving access to water for underserved communities in Port-au-Prince in partnership with the Haitian National Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation (DINEPA). Scaling up a successful pilot project of 26 kiosks, which currently provide clean water access to 39,000 families in Port-au-Prince, United Water will construct 200 additional kiosks over the next five years. In addition to providing access to clean water, which is essential to prevent outbreaks, such as cholera, the local distribution centers will also reduce the amount of time girls and women, who bear the primary responsibility for collecting water, will need to spend on that activity. The construction and management of the kiosks will also provide income-generating opportunities for up to 1,600 people.

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Commitment

Access to Water for the Underserved in Port-au-Prince

Launched

2013

Est. Duration

5 years

Region

Latin America & Caribbean

Countries

Haiti

Commitment by

United Water

Partner(s)

Inter-American Development Bank, Government of Haiti