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15.01.2018

GAIN NGO HAS MADE A REPORT ABOUT THE PROJECT TO PROVIDE WATER TO A HAITIAN ORPHANAGE WITH H2OPTIMA

GAIN NGO has made a report about the project been carried out to provide water to the orphanage Ça-Ira (Haiti) through a solar water purification unit named H2optima

Now, let’s go on and read some of the main features of this project:

The relationship between the NGOs and Optima Renovables began about a year ago. H2optima’s features were ideal for a project like GAIN were developing in Ça-Ira, because H2optima would have the capacity to generate enough clean water to meet the needs of the total number of beneficiaries of the project.

The second important feature was that the machine would work autonomously, if would just need solar energy to produce clean water. This way, the orphanage would not have to use any other type of alternative energies which are very expensive and hard to get a country like Haiti.

Where is H2optima in the orphanage?

GAIN’s local and international coordinators who work in the orphanage received H2optima. Then, they unpacked H2optima and thought about where to install it.

Finally, they decided to install H2optima in the roof of one of the central buildings in Ça-Ira. The location is perfect because the place is very centralized and it allows a good access to drinking water.

Moreover, the location of H2optima allow it to be exposed to sun rays for a lot of hours every day. In addition, any children can arrive to H2optima, and solar panels are more protected

Benefits
On the one hand, H2optima is obtaining enough production of drink water for 100 people (children and coordinators which live in the orphanage). In addition, 220 children who go to local school inside the orphanage have also access to drinking water.

On the other hand, drinking water from the orphanage is a good fact that a lot of people in the region no know, and some of them have come to the orphanage to request for water.

GAIN is optimistic about H2optima. The NGO thinks that with more time, more people will know about H2optima and its potential will grow on. It is very important because in this Haitian region water is still an unmet need.

Niños del orfanato de Haití bebiendo agua y lavándose gracias a H2optima