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Total loan: $50,000

Dlo Haiti

Petion-Ville, Ouest Department, Haiti / Wholesale

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A loan helped to bolster logistics of affordable water distribution in underserved Haitian communities.


Dlo Haiti's story

Problem

Over 50% of Haitian lack access to clean water. With cholera prevalent and health care inaccessible for many, water-borne diseases are a major cause of death in the country. Many charity projects that donate water often fail not long after implementation because they lack sustainability to ensure that each community has the resources and incentives to keep clean water flowing.

Solution & Impact

DloHaiti addresses this gap with a market-based and inclusive approach for clean water in underserved communities in Haiti. DloHaiti sets up solar-powered, community-scale water treatment facilities that are managed and operated by members of each community. It then works with local retailers and distributors to ensure that convenient and affordable access to clean water is reaching more people. Despite being 1/3 the price of market alternatives, all costs of water production are covered by the sales price. This ensures that the operation is economically sustainable and that the community-based entrepreneurs have strong incentives to continue providing clean water. To-date Dlo Haiti has impacted the lives of 35,000 Haitians

Loan Use

This loan will expand water distribution by financing upfront costs like purchasing motorcycle trikes for transport, buying reusable jugs to increase inventory, etc. This will not only expand access to clean water but also boost the incomes of the local micro-business distributors.