In communities across the developing world, many lack access to the most essential of resources: safe water. Family members — usually women and children — spend long hours every day collecting it to meet their basic needs: to drink, to bathe, to wash dishes and more. Sadly, the only water they can access is often polluted. Drinking it can cause diarrhea, cholera, dysentery and other sickness — and even death. But in places like the Diocese of Hinche, in Haiti, we’re working to right this wrong. In collaboration with our longtime ministry partner Father Glenn Meaux, we’re drilling wells to bring clean water to more than 2,000 of our sisters and brothers in need!
You can build brighter futures and provide clean water and sanitation to communities around the world.
Jacqueline Louis lives with her husband and children in a small rural community in the Diocese of Hinche, Haiti. In the family’s simple house, there’s no tap to turn on for a drink of water. In fact, they have no source of safe water at all.
Every day, Jacqueline must collect water from a small hole in a ravine. The source is contaminated, but there’s no alternative. “This is where we do our laundry, and this is also where we take water to use at home,” Jacqueline says. “After drinking this water, the children are often sick with abdominal pain and diarrhea.”
Jacqueline will be one of many mothers blessed by the wells funded by Cross Catholic Outreach.
In Haiti, mothers like Jacqueline pray for fresh, clean water for their families. For now, contaminated water is their only option.
Jacqueline will be one of many mothers blessed by wells funded by Cross Catholic Outreach.
Jerson Antoine spends hours every day collecting water to sustain his family. The only current source of water for his community is polluted.
Jerson Antoine is struggling to raise six children in Hinche, Haiti. He begins every morning by collecting water for his family. “The source is a small hole where we draw water. We have no other means,” he says. To reach the source, Jerson must walk almost an hour.
After arriving, he spends up to 90 minutes waiting his turn. There’s not enough for all who need it, and sometimes tensions rise and skirmishes break out.
Your support will change the life of many families like Jerson’s for the better.
Your support will help many men like Jerson’s
Your support will help many women and men like Claudia and Jerson.
As a Cross Mission Partner, you have the opportunity to bless families like Jacqueline’s and Jerson’s every month with the gift of clean water.
Your monthly gift empowers our ministry partners like Fr. Meaux to meet the most urgent needs of their communities and honors Christ by serving families in developing communities around the world.
Every dollar helps us bless the least of our brothers and sisters throughout Haiti and the world.
The hand-pump wells you can help provide are easy to use – even for children. The lifesaving water they bring forth will transform communities!
This project will help build wells in six locations, including in Jacqueline’s and Jerson’s communities. The hand-pump wells are a lasting and proven solution to bring safe water to the thirsty. Each well is surrounded by a concrete wall to protect the water source, and the hand pumps are easy to use – even for children! The water produced by each well is safe and clean and will literally transform lives for more than 2,000 people in need.
Help Provide Clean Water to Families Around the World
More than 30 years ago, Fr. Meaux, a Louisiana native, founded the Kobonal Haiti Mission. Based in a remote farming community in Haiti’s Central Plateau, the Mission collaborates with Cross Catholic Outreach to meet urgent needs of the poor, including clean water, nutritious food, safe shelter and medical care, while equipping them for future success through Catholic education, microloans and agricultural training.
Fr. Meaux founded the Kobonal Haiti Mission to meet the extreme material and spiritual needs of the poor in the Diocese of Hinche, Haiti.
Providing access to safe water is a vital first step in breaking the cycle of poverty. A community well frees up the time and energy families need to invest in other areas of life, such as education, running a small business or tending useful crops. With your help, we’ve brought 34 wells and millions of gallons of clean water to impoverished families in the Diocese of Hinche, Haiti. Many more are still in desperate need of clean water; your gift will improve the health and safety of families around the world.
Your gift will bring the refreshing gift of clean water to families.
Thousands of impoverished families in Haiti and other developing nations around the world rely on us to fulfill their basic need for clean, safe water. Thanks to Cross Catholic Outreach supporters, we’re answering their calls for help and transforming their lives with this precious and most essential of gifts.
Proceeds from this campaign will be used to cover any expenditures incurred through June 30, 2024, the close of our ministry’s fiscal year. In the event that more funds are raised than needed to fully fund the project, the excess funds, if any, will be used to meet the most urgent needs of the ministry.