Sponsoring/Initial Community Set-up
The Gift of Water program is mainly functional through our sponsors, who establish the program in new communities. Those sponsors will subsidize costs for the units in the communities and will cover the costs for the initial training and the technician salaries in that community. The Gift of Water board will assist new sponsors with the initial set-up and will guide our partners through proper management techniques to ensure the longevity of the program in their communities.
Gift of Water specifically works through established organizations in Haiti (e.g. medical facilities, Christian churches and grass-roots community organizations), who will help to manage the program from the community. The success of the Gift of Water program is predicated on developing a community based approach in which local communities in Haiti take ownership of the program – from identifying families that have the greatest need, selecting individuals to serve as technicians and monitoring the success of the program.