Water is scarce in northwestern Haiti. That’s why one well in Glaci brought a surprise for everyone. CAM provided funds to drill the well, and it produced a steady 30 gallons of water a minute—enough to irrigate and grow vegetables.

CAM installed solar panels so the water could be pumped uphill into a cistern that holds approximately 70,000 gallons of water. Landowners who want to use the water are contributing some money and labor to build the cistern. They are also laying pipes so the water can flow to households below.

When the project is finished, it will provide clean drinking water for about 70 households. Each household should also have enough water to irrigate a plot of vegetables.