In Haiti, World Water Day was marked by the inauguration of the community water centre in Mariani. The day began with the presentation of Ayiti, Pawol lapli ak lakansyèl (Haiti: Words of Rain and Rainbows), a multidisciplinary show inspired by Haitian realities which aims to raise spectators' awareness of water-related issues and their role in the reconstruction of the country. Afterwards, the centre was officially opened and its facilities put into service!
Powered by solar energy, the centre provides free, continuous access to drinking water, water for domestic use and showers. After Belloc and Colline Deslandes, this is the third facility of its kind to be installed by Project Haiti. This centre will improve sanitation and living conditions for the community through access to drinking water without risk of disease. It is also a unique gathering place that encourages social cohesion.
Published on March 25, 2013