Global Activism: NGO, Haiti Outreach, Transforms Communities Through Clean Water

Charcoal seller Dominique Jean Charles sits on a wooden table as he waits for a charcoal delivery in the Warf Jeremie market, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
Charcoal seller Dominique Jean Charles sits on a wooden table as he waits for a charcoal delivery in the Warf Jeremie market, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Dieu Nalio Chery / AP Photo
Charcoal seller Dominique Jean Charles sits on a wooden table as he waits for a charcoal delivery in the Warf Jeremie market, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019.
Charcoal seller Dominique Jean Charles sits on a wooden table as he waits for a charcoal delivery in the Warf Jeremie market, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 4, 2019. Dieu Nalio Chery / AP Photo

Global Activism: NGO, Haiti Outreach, Transforms Communities Through Clean Water

It’s time for Global Activism, when on Thursdays, Worldview features people who want to make the world a better place. Haiti Outreach is an NGO whose mission is “to transform the lives of Haitians by working collaboratively with them to enable access to a sustainable source of clean water.” The group believes easier access to an essential element, like water, has a multiplier effect in not only health, but security, educational opportunities for children, and community development. Haiti Outreach has around 50 Haitian employees. Joining us to discuss the work of Haiti Outreach are Neil Van Dine, co-founder and country director, and Chicagoan Pat Kennedy, the group’s board chair. Van Dine is a civil engineer, whose concentration is water related issues. He has lived in Haiti since 1989, and previously managed projects for World Christian Relief Fund and the UN’s International Office of Migration in Haiti.