Partners

UNITED NATIONS MISSION, Haiti (MINUSTAH)

LifeGivingForce LLC, is partnering with the Community Violence Reduction (CVR) Section of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), to begin implementation of a multi-sited project to deliver clean drinking water to nine communities in need in the South-Eastern Department of Haiti.

The project will deploy nine water purification systems in Marigot, Cayes-Jacmel, La Vallee de Jacmel, Bainet, Cotes de Fer, Belle Anse, Grand Gosier, Thiotte and Anse-a-Pitre. The water systems will be deployed alongside multipurpose community centers sponsored by CVR and will bring access to safe drinking water to underserved communities, including persons displaced by the January 12th earthquake.

The water systems will provide urgently needed clean drinking water to over 5,000 people per day in each of the nine communities. As part of the project, LifeGivingForce will train local community members on its use and ongoing maintenance. Crucially, the National Directorate of Water Supply and Sanitation (DINEPA), the Haitian government water authority, will coordinate with local leaders to manage the systems long term. By providing clean water, the project expects to substantially reduce waterborne illnesses, including those potentially fatal diseases for children. According to William Gardner, CVR Section Chief, “These multipurpose centers also serve as shelters in times of natural disasters such as hurricanes and flooding. Having access to clean, uncontaminated drinking water provided through the LGF systems will reduce the spread of water-borne diseases and help sustain communities not only during times of crisis but in day-to-day life.”

The program will utilize the LGF Rapid Response 10,000UF, an eco-friendly, off-grid device that is designed for low-maintenance and long-term operation in areas without reliable access or power source. The LGF Rapid Response systems can purify over 10,000 liters per day or 3.65 million litres per year using solar-powered, gravity-fed, or manual pumping systems. These units are ideally suited for the remote, unsupported locations of these projects.

The total project duration is approximately six months, beginning July 1, 2010. Over this time, LifeGivingForce estimates that these systems will bring clean water to a total of 50,000 people in need.

WORLD VISION

LifeGivingForce has recently been selected as one of World Vision’s water solution providers in Haiti.  In partnership with World Vision and local Haitian partners, we will install four solar powered clean tech water purification systems, as well as train local managers and develop committees to take ownership of the systems, ensuring Haitian job creation and involvement. LifeGivingForce’s technology overcomes a key challenge in Haiti—providing water purification systems that do not require a reliable source of power and are easy to maintain. The solar driven water purification systems use the LGF Rapid Response 10,000UF, an eco-friendly device that includes only one moving part and can purify over 10,000 liters per day, or 3.65 million liters per year, with a 5.5-hour solar isolation period.

The system is capable of delivering up to 5,000 people a day clean drinking water. It uses ultra-filtration (UF) technology that rids the water of 99.999% of all known bacteria, viruses and cysts, providing best-in-class UF barrier technology.
Each system eliminates the need for diesel generators and reduces solid waste by over 7.3 million plastic water bottles annually. By providing clean water, the project expects to substantially reduce waterborne illnesses, including those potentially fatal diseases for children, thus increasing attendance in schools.

LifeGivingForce’s main focus is to provide an off-grid solution that will set the bar for clean tech water purification solutions for medium scale production. Since the earthquake on January 12, we have deployed water systems to multiple regions in Haiti, bringing clean water to over 100,000 people. We are providing large NGOs the capability to deliver clean water to those most in need and are pleased to have the opportunity to partner with World Vision.