Pursuing the physical, spiritual, and social flourishing of all people who lack safe water.

About Haiti

Welcome to Haiti, a nation defined by resilience and a rich cultural heritage. With a population of approximately 11.9 million, Haiti faces unique challenges as one of the least developed countries in the Western Hemisphere. Economic and social progress has been hindered by political instability, rising violence, and insecurity. In 2021, Haiti had the lowest GDP per capita in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region, exacerbating poverty and inequality. On the UN’s Human Development Index, Haiti ranked 170 out of 189 countries in 2020. These challenges persist due to political and economic elite capture, limited security, and the absence of essential institutional mechanisms, leaving many Haitians marginalized.

Plaine du Nord

Cabaret (2014-2018)

Our work

Living Water Haiti has been dedicated to improving the lives of Haitian communities since 2004. Our journey began with well repairs and expanded to drilling new wells. In 2011, we established an official office in Port-au-Prince, and in 2013, we adopted a more strategic approach, listening to communities and engaging them in their water access, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) initiatives. Through a holistic approach, we empower communities to take charge of their water needs. Our work is marked by sustainability and community involvement.

11.4 Million


33.3 %

Lack access to safe water

63 %

Lack access to improved sanitation
Our approach ensures sustainable access to quality water by constructing and rehabilitating water sources such as boreholes, pumps, wells, and upgrade water systems. We assess each community’s specific needs and prioritize gravity-fed systems where electricity is inconsistent. Our goal is to provide clean water to those in need, meeting the quantity and quality requirements demanded by the Dominican state.
Beyond safe water, good health relies on hygiene practices. We promote hygiene through education, reaching individuals and households with gender-sensitive, community-based programs. Our initiatives include community and school health clubs, direct hygiene messages, community events, and the distribution of educational materials. We also address sanitation issues, encouraging behavioral change related to defecation practices and environmental management.
We collaborate closely with local churches, recognizing their influential role in community development. As a Christian organization, we leverage our reputation to build trust and foster collaboration. Our staff consider themselves instruments of God’s work, ready to tackle challenges and promote sustainability.
Our vision is to see churches champion WASH initiatives as a ministry in the name of our Lord. We provide training for community leaders, including pastors, on contextual Bible storytelling and evangelism techniques. We strengthen the leadership capacity of evangelical leaders and support local churches in organizing evangelism events. All our water points incorporate gospel-sharing sessions, exposing communities to the gospel and facilitating discussions.

Larousse Ceus

Country Director

Long-Term Goal / Vision

Looking ahead to 2025, Living Water International Haiti aims to collaborate with mobilized local churches and communities, focusing on holistic WASH programs that transform culture, physical well-being, and spirituality. Our successful projects in the Cabaret and Plaine du Nord WPA will continue to serve thousands. In addition, we will expand into new regions, addressing the needs of the overlooked and excluded. Our mission is to bring about lasting change in the lives of Haitians through sustainable WASH initiatives.

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