Desvarieux and Water Mission International
Desvarieux is a rural Chapel Community a few miles northeast of Mirebalais. There are about 350 families scattered throughout this basic farming community. Their main source of drinking water is a well that is located on the grounds of the Alta Grace Catholic School and Chapel. Community members come from throughout the area to get water from the cleanest source available. They have complained about abdominal pain and illness among the children and elderly. After the testing of water from the well, Water Mission International identified Desvarieux as a community in need of a clean water system. With the support of Hands and Hearts with Haiti, Water Mission International went about the work of bringing the community together to develop the necessary support required to make clean water a reality for Desvarieux.