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|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on April 15, 2015 at 11:05 PM||comments (0)|
I just visited three water systems built by Mouvman Peyizan Papay (MPP) in communities on the Central Plateau of Haiti. The first is on the plateau north of Bassin Zim -- the Tinnenen spring in Carre Savanne. The system consists of two spring caps and reservoirs that are connected and two faucets on the lower reservoir. When I visited, it was the very end of a very dry season. Although the water level was below the faucets, the community could still obtain precious cle...Read Full Post »
|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on April 15, 2015 at 10:55 PM||comments (0)|
By Susan Lea Smith, United Church of Christ Member of international Reference Group Ecumenical Water Network World Council of Churches
I went to Haiti over Spring Break and Holy Week. I visited water syst...Read Full Post »
|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on April 12, 2013 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Finding Water in the Mountains of the Artibonite
by Mark Hare
Please visit http://http/markandjenny--pcusa.blogspot.com/2013/04/every-time-i-think-i-have-found.html for the full experiencel...Read Full Post »
|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on October 15, 2010 at 7:33 PM||comments (0)|
All around the world, people are blogging about water today. Here are some of the water facts that you may see:
Unsafe drinking water and lack of sanitation kills more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Unclean drinking water can incubate some pretty scary diseases, like E.coli, salmonella, cholera and hepatitis A. Given that bouquet of bacteria, it's no surprise that water, or rather...Read Full Post »
|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on August 1, 2010 at 4:49 PM||comments (0)|
I just returned from vacation after my third trip to Zabriko.
This trip I travelled with eight others -- a fascinating woman from NY who has been doing development work for the last 30 years and the equally fascinating members of the Pacific Northwest solidarity group -- MPPs designation for the motley crew I brought with me.
The solidarity group included a young man (...Read Full Post »
|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on August 1, 2010 at 4:45 PM||comments (0)|
The hardest thing in Haiti is to find all of the organizations that are trying to provide clean water. I "ran into" another one this week, operating just 40 kilometers from the center of MPPs work. I hope MPP can establish a collaborative relationship with them.
If anyone who is not a member runs into this blog -- and is doing ANY work in Haiti -- PLEASE contact me! The best contact is susanlsmith @ gmail.com. Note -- spaces in e-mail.Read Full Post »
|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on April 18, 2010 at 4:34 PM||comments (0)|
Recently I've had a chance to meet with women from all around the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ, including the Portland area and the mid-Willamette valley. This week I'll be headed for Condon to meet with women from central Oregon at Condon. Its incredibly energizing to meet these folks, with all of their varied and amazing experiences. Then, its off to the regional Women's conference at Boise, ID. Awesome!
|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on March 3, 2010 at 7:19 PM||comments (2)|
This year I am working as an intern for the Central Pacific Conference of the United Church of Christ as an intern. My work serves the Wider Church Ministry team and the Justice & Witness team of the Conference and focuses on water justice issues.
Since September, I have done slideshow presentations on the Zabriko project at Sumpter Elementary 5th Grade, JGEMS 7th grade class, the Fall Gathering in Beaverton, Zion UCC, The Dalles UCC, the IUCN Academy o...Read Full Post »
|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on June 28, 2009 at 12:47 AM||comments (13)|
--"We are so happy about the dam," says Jenifer, a young mother in Akiriamet, the Pokot District, where a sand dam has been constructed with the help of Church World Service and local partner Yang?at. "Before, the adults would go for days without bathing," Jenifer adds. "Now we can use a whole five liters (about 1 1/3 gallons) to bathe. The water is so close we can keep chickens and do laundry. Also, if people travel by and ask for water, now we can give them a drink a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by drinkwaterforlife on May 5, 2009 at 3:09 PM||comments (11)|
Recent blog posting http://aefpix.blogspot.com/ regarding 1st Congregational UCC Salem's partner in Haiti: the Peasant Movement of Papay (MPP)
5 March 2009
The Mouvman Peyizan Papay (MPP) or Peasant Movement of Papay is the oldest and largest cooperative movement in Haiti. With 60,000 members , the 35 year-old collective is situated inthe central plateau...Read Full Post »