A one-week $5 CAMPAIGN to fight Cholera

A one-week $5 CAMPAIGN to fight Cholera

This Monday, August 1, we are launching a one-week campaign to finish raising the funds needed to begin our next full-scale community water project and diminish the threat Cholera has placed on the lives of every resident in and around the area of Nan Plim, Haiti. We are asking you, and every other person we can reach, to make a $5 donation in support of the residents currently facing the disease. We are hoping, that within a single week, we can reach enough people to raise the remaining $3,200 (to completely fund the project). Please share this message with every one of your friends, colleagues, and family members, and mobilize them to also give $5. If enough of us come together and help spread the word, we will undoubtedly reach our goal.

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Internet Access in Gran Sous

By this Friday, July 22nd, the APDAG Community Center in Gran Sous, Haiti, will finally have reliable internet and telephone service! For us, it is hard to imagine that for the past year and 4 months, Gran Sous, Haiti has been completely void of internet or telephone service and yet through some serious commitment and patience, Roots of Development and APDAG have still accomplished so much. With the addition of a satellite-based internet and telephone service, Roots’ and APDAG’s capacity to grow and communicate will increase dramatically.

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A Truck and Tools for Gran Sous

After two and a half years in the making, Roots of Development has finally sent a 26-foot box truck stuffed to the brim with donated tools of all kinds from Storrs, Connecticut,  to Gran Sous on the island of La Gonave, Haiti.

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Cholera Arrives in Gran Sous

A couple of weeks ago a few people in the area of Gran Sous came down with an unidentified illness. APDAG sponsored a young boy to drive an hour down to the clinic in Anse-a-Galets to receive treatment and identify the disease. When the APDAG member, the boy, and his mother reached the clinic, it was too full for the doctor to attend to the young boy. The young boy was given an IV, but died during the night.

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