After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the island was devastated, leaving millions without homes and struggling to stay alive. The country fell apart, placing it in economic turmoil and the population was without potable water, food, and everyday basic necessities. In response, the U.N and Red Cross distributed bottled water, but failed to distribute to the masses. Plastic water bags have been used as a method to provide clean potable water to Haitians every day for more than twenty years. Fortunately, the bags are able to provide water for millions at a relatively cheap cost and are still currently used as a method of sustainability. However, the water bags introduced a new environmental threat for the country. It’s a common practice for natives to tear the corner of the bags and then throw them on the ground. The water bags litter the streets in millions and place the overall welfare of the people at risk. Water For The Nation was established to address the sanitation issue in Haiti and to help mitigate the environmental damage that is being done to the country.
WaterForTheNation.org is currently an NGO in the proccess of becoming a 401c(3) non-profit. Our plan is to collect water bags in the street, clean them, and sew them into useable everyday items. Each item purchased on our website is considered a donation. Through selling our items, we intend to provide support for struggling schools in Haiti.