Matawan, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/27/2013 -- Charles Guerber’s goal is to raise $4,500.00 to build a cistern for a children’s home located in the mountains of rural Haiti. They have no running water, no electricity and no sanitation to speak of. All water has to be carried by hand up the hill to where they live. By utilizing the existing roof of a partially built church located next to their location, Charles hopes to put gutters and a drainage system to a cistern or holding tank(s). Once the water is held, he will also need to provide a filtration system to ensure the water is safe to drink. Not only will this provide water for the 17 people living here, it will also provide water for a few other families living in the area on top of this hill.
This children’s home came into existence as a result of the devastating earthquake which hit Haiti on January 12, 2010. There are also 4 other children that come daily for food, but don’t live on site. After the earthquake, these two families moved out of Port au Prince with these children. These children either had lost their parents or their parents could not provide for them and ‘gave’ them away. One of the two families owns the land where they are living now. Their living conditions are grim at best, with little chance of ever improving without outside help.
After meeting these wonderful children back in January 2012, Charles and his wife Gail have tried to help out how and where they can. However, the needs are above their personal abilities. This is why they are looking for funding support from Indiegogo.
This campaign will receive all funds raised even if it does not reach its goal. Funding duration: November 15, 2013 - December 25, 2013 (11:59pm PT).
Indiegogo Page: http://igg.me/p/591178/x/5239387