The huge reconstruction and rehabilitation project led by Terre Sans Frontières (TSF) in Haiti, with the financial collaboration of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and of several partners, is nearly complete.
“We have begun the initial acceptance of all projects. An inspection of the work will be carried out in order to bring corrective action, if necessary. Inaugurations should take place in May”, mentions Catherine L’Anglais, TSF Project Officer in Haiti. Overall, the projects were carried out according to expectations and within a more than reasonable timeframe considering the difficult conditions that prevail on the field in Haiti. “Some additional work is necessary, such as the water supply system in Savanne Henry, which was damaged last summer by Hurricane Sandy”, states Ms. L’Anglais. These latest projects covered three intervention areas, namely education, drinking water and health. In terms of education, the projects led to the construction of two schools, a regular one (Terrier Rouge) and a technical one (Jacmel), the rehabilitation of three others, two regular schools (Jacmel and Carrefour) and a technical one (Miragoâne), as well as the equipping two technical schools (Jacmel and Miragoâne). In total, these education-focused projects help support education for approximately 1200 youth. As for drinking water, the projects led to the rehabilitation of two water supply systems (Labrousse and Savanne Henry), to the construction of a third water system (Dessources), to the drilling of seven wells, to the repair of 102 water pumps and to the manufacturing/distribution of 800 water filters. Such projects provide drinking water to nearly 250,000 people. Lastly, in terms of health, the projects led to the building and supplying of a health centre (Pétion-ville) able to treat hundreds of people per day. A health clinic in Labrousse was also equipped.