ABOUT GT

 

GT Water was created to help families improve their quality of life by providing access to a sustainable supply of clean drinking water. Our model is focused on establishing self-functioning, geographically local teams. We help stimulate the local economy by hiring local residents, paying them a sustainable wage, and purchasing supplies from local vendors. We believe the solution to the clean water crisis must go beyond distributing water filters. We focus on training locals to manage and maintain their water filters to ensure each water filter is helping as many families as possible for the longest time possible.

Why Clean Water? Simple. Clean water is directly linked to quality of life. 
Clean water means education, income and health—especially for women and kids.

We pride ourselves on a community-based approach. Our staff is made up of locals who provide the necessary insights to achieve the greatest positive impacts. We have longstanding service roots in the region and support the following initiatives and organizations:

 
 
 
 
 

THE PROBLEM
 

Worldwide, 1 in 10 people lack clean water. The majority of these people live in isolated, rural areas and spend hours each day collecting water. This means many children don’t have time to attend school and parents have less time to earn money. 

Unfortunately, getting water is only half of the problem. Oftentimes, the collected water carries pathogens that can cause serious waterborne illness.

Just a few of these waterborne illnesses are:

 

 

Our current focus is on Haiti—the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere—where 40% of the population lacks access to clean water. That’s over 4 million people. Of 161 countries with available sanitation data, Haiti is the only nation that has seen access to clean water decrease in the last 20 years. Couple that with the ongoing cholera outbreak responsible for over 10,000 deaths—the worst cholera epidemic in recent history—and the need for clean water has never been greater.

 
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 We’re working with locals in the greater Les Cayes area of Haiti to install 50 to 100 water filters in communities per week. These filters not only provide thousands of families with clean drinking water, but have helped stem numerous cholera outbreaks.

With the help of donors and a dedicated local staff, GT Water has made clean water available to more than 20,000 Haitians. 

In 2017, we tested our model in Haiti, and it's working. In 2018, we will be expanding by adding several new countries to the scope of our work. If you have insights on countries, islands, or territories in need of clean water, please share your thoughts with us by emailing gtwaterproject@gmail.com.

 
 

HOW WE HELP

 

We employ a local staff of eight people in Les Cayes. These salaried employees thoroughly assess each water filter candidate to ensure they display two qualities: adequate need and a willingness to share the water with their neighbors. Upon approval, the candidates agree to maintain the filter and supply their immediate neighbors with daily drinking water. 

GT Water Project staff trains the candidates on proper filter use and supplies any required filter maintenance between checkups every 3 months.

Here are some insights on our operations from our local GT Water staff in Haiti.

 
 
 
 
 

JOIN US


Our operation is made possible by the generosity of ordinary concerned citizens around the world. People just like you. We invite you to join us in our efforts to bring clean drinking water to every Haitian in need.

As a registered 501 (c) (3) organization, your gift to us is fully tax-deductible, and will go toward providing the equipment, training, and support necessary to bring safe water to Haiti. No gift is too big or too small, and each will play an important role in expanding access to clean water for those who need it most.

To donate, simply click the donate button or anywhere on the table below. You will be taken to a secure PayPal donation form where you can enter your desired donation amount and payment information. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

1. WHAT KIND OF WATER FILTER DO YOU USE?

We use a membrane filter that eliminates 99.9999% of disease-causing microbes and pathogens that may be present in the water. Our filter attains the highest level of filtration available today. In fact, it's the same filter that is used in kidney dialysis machines. It requires no power or chemicals, can purify over 500 gallons a day, and has a lifetime warranty.

Click here for more information on the filters we use.
 

2. HOW DO YOU MAINTAIN THE FILTERS? 

The Les Cayes staff visit each filter site every 3 months and are available for maintenance between visits. 


3. HOW BIG IS THE PROBLEM? 

4 million Haitians lack access to clean water. Since the earthquake in 2010,  the cholera outbreak has claimed over 10,000 lives. In many cases, clean water is the difference between life and death.
 

4. WHY HAITI? 

Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and it is the only country where access to clean water has decreased over the last 20 years. It's important to provide a sustainable solution to Haiti’s water crisis through local employment and local product sourcing. By doing this, we help improve both the water and economic situations.


5. IS MY DONATION TAX-DEDUCTIBLE?

Absolutely! As a registered 501 (c) (3) charity, your gift to GT Water Project is fully tax-deductible. We also accept non-cash asset gifts. Please contact us with your non-cash donation requests.
GT Water is also a registered Haitian NGO Foundation.

 
 

Contact Us

We want to hear from you!
Whether you have questions before donating, or would like to let us know about something we can do better, please feel free to get in touch with us via the form below:

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Ramsey, NJ

PO Box 626
Ramsey, NJ 07446

Les Cayes, HAITI

Avenue des Quatre Chemins
Les Cayes, Haiti