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CARE Works With Women in Haiti to Keep Disease at Bay
Date:1/18/2010

tes, filthy brown water turns sparkling clear. Each packet can purify 10 liters (nearly three gallons) of water, enough for someone to drink safely for four days.

"CARE staff train local volunteers, so they can teach others and distribute the packets according to a careful inventory of families at the site – to be sure it reaches those most in need," he explained.  "It's the quickest way to reach the most people."

But to use the powder, called Pur, requires two five-gallon containers – one for dirty water, the other for clean. And many here don't even have a bucket to their name, said Sophie Perez, CARE's country director in Haiti.

"We will distribute the Pur along with hygiene kits in the coming days, packed into large buckets that people can use," Perez said.  "The kits will also contain crucial items, from soap to sanitary napkins, to help survivors stay healthy under these appalling conditions."

Mounting garbage adds to the risk, Perez said from the edge of Port-au-Prince, in Petionville. There, overflowing garbage trucks stand idle and the gutters are clogged with plastic bags, bottles and trash of all kinds. People tie handkerchiefs over their faces, desperately trying to stem the overwhelming stench. "We urgently need to address the waste disposal issue," Perez said. "If that garbage keeps accumulating, it will certainly spread disease."

CARE has been working in Haiti since 1954. CARE's more than 130 staff in Haiti includes emergency personnel who were part of the response to the devastating Hurricane Hanna in 2008. In Haiti, CARE's programs focus on governance, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, maternal and child health, education, food security, and water and sanitation.


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