Building Success for a Healthier Simon-Pelé
World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis. Haiti has the lowest rates of access to improved water and sanitation infrastructure in the western hemisphere.
Since 2017, Habitat for Humanity Canada has supported Habitat for Humanity Haiti’s WASH program in Simon-Pelé, a low-income neighbourhood in Port-au-Prince. Access to adequate water and sanitation facilities are essential components to basic health services; sound hygiene practices can prevent infection and the spread of disease within vulnerable populations.