Tuesday, 3 April 2012

GAiN Spain Sends Water Purifier to Children´s Home in Haiti

Just a few months ago some marvellous news arrived from Haiti: in the small village of Ça-Ira, a water source for a well was found near the orphange that GAiN Spain is helping to reconstruct, together with other GAiN offices from around the world. However, this water still needs to be treated to guarantee the health of the children that are currently living in the orphanage. 

Soon this need will cease to be a concern. Within a few weeks, our children at the home will not have to worry about the quality of the water that they drink and bathe with. This is due to the kind donation that GAiN Spain received last week from Óptima Renovables. The donation is a water purification system with the latest technology that has the ability to purify 7000 liters of water a day, which is more than sufficient to cover the water needs of the entire center. In addition, one of the prinicpal characteristics of this new machine is that it works completely autonomously through solar energy. This is perfect for the children´s home. Since it has solar panels there is no need for a diesel fuel nor a generator.

Not only did the Óptima Renovables company grant the machine at cost, but they also took responsibility to look for the particular donors to cover its expense, which means that it is a completely free gift for the orphanage. We are very grateful to the company for such a generous act and for having trusted us to ensure the arrival of this very valuable tool to those who most need it.

We believe that this is a very important moment for the children knowing that clean water is one of their great practical needs, maybe the greatest of all. With access to clean, quality water the vitality and quality of life for the children will improve greatly day by day.

The water purifier will be shipped out within a week to Haiti where it will be picked up by our partners at the children´s home. We are anxious to receive news as soon as possible about its usefulness at the center.

If you want to participate in the Ça-Ira project, or in any other project of GAiN Spain, please visit our website where you can read all the details on how to do it.

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