Through its partnership with the Adopt-A-Well Program, INTREN and Haiti Outreach have successfully built a freshwater well in Kalili, Haiti. In August 2015, INTREN, its CEO and Founder, Loretta Rosenmayer, and almost 100 INTREN employees raised over $20,000 in support of Haiti Outreach.
Haiti Outreach is a non-profit organization that provides a hand-up not a hand-out, requiring community participation and responsibility on public projects that benefit the whole community. The INTREN-sponsored well will provide the rural mountain village with fresh water, replacing previously used surface water from rivers and streams.
INTREN President, Lance Rosenmayer, and Business Development Manager, Lloyd Gillespie, travelled to Haiti this January to attend the inauguration ceremony for the well’s opening.
“It was an unbelievable experience to witness,” said INTREN President, Lance Rosenmayer. “People spend a significant part of their day traveling for water or food. As a result, there is very little time for development of one’s self or the community. Haiti Outreach attracted us because of their belief in development vs. relief. They don’t subscribe to giving to a community that doesn’t take ownership and maintain what is given to them.”
According to Haiti Outreach, 50 percent of the wells drilled in third world countries break down after one year in service due to lack of care. Through the non-profit’s development model of empowerment and accountability, its program has provided a 95 percent success rate after one year of a well’s completion.
To learn more about the Haiti Outreach, or its Adopt-a-Well Program, visit haitioutreach.org.