January Web Feature Highlights Partners in Haiti

January 10, 2013

This month’s Power of Partnerships takes a look at an innovative “green” project currently being piloted at three Episcopal schools in Haiti. Built and managed in partnership with local community leaders, this program combines renewable energy production with advancements in water, sanitation, hygiene, agriculture and reforestation practices. Each school has installed a rainwater catchment system to supply water for new handwashing stations and flush toilets, and a bio-digester that produces methane gas for cooking and liquid fertilizer for growing crops and trees. In addition, students are engaged in health and hygiene education that they can share with their families, reducing illness and promoting wellbeing.

Please note that the Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features are now on an alternating schedule. The next Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development will be published in February.

The Power of Partnerships and Friends of Episcopal Relief & Development web features present stories about the agency’s partners in the US and worldwide. Visit www.episcopalrellief.org to read past installments, find information about our programs or make a contribution. You can also call 1.855.312.HEAL (4325). Gifts can be mailed to Episcopal Relief & Development, PO Box 7058, Merrifield, VA 22116-7058.

Episcopal Relief & Development is the international relief and development agency of the Episcopal Church and an independent 501(c)(3) organization. The agency takes its mandate from Jesus’ words found in Matthew 25. Its programs work towards achieving the Millennium Development Goals. Episcopal Relief & Development works closely with the worldwide Church and ecumenical partners to help rebuild after disasters and to empower local communities to find lasting solutions that fight poverty, hunger and disease, including HIV/AIDS and malaria.