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HANWASH stands for Haiti National Clean Water, Sanitation and Health Strategy: a collaborative, national initiative by Rotary District 7020, The Rotary Foundation and DINEPA (The Haitian Government’s National Water and Sanitation Agency), partnering with other NGO’s such as Haiti Outreach and Pure Water for the World, committed to providing thoughtfully managed and sustainable clean water and sanitation to all the citizens of Haiti, along with the associated health, community and economic benefits.

What our friends say:

“…Water is essential for good living conditions and the people of Haiti deserve to have it…”

Barry Rassin Rotary International President 2018-19

“The progress of humanity is closely linked to the control and availability of water, especially drinking water...”

Honourable Jack Guy Lafontant Prime Minister of Haiti

“Water is Life, it is fundamental to our existence…”

Ron Denham Chair-emeritus, WASRAG

“Giving a community access to safe drinking water means opening doors to a better life”

Robert Leger Rotary International District 7020 Governor


May 22nd 2018: Rotary and DINEPA Protocol Accord: Rotary District 7020 and DINEPA have entered into an historic agreement to work together to tackle Haiti’s biggest challenge: clean water for all.  .

Jan 27th 2018; HANWASH WORKSHOP SUCCESS: HANWASH held its first Workshop in Port au Prince on January 26th and 27th 2018 at the Kinam Hotel in ….


August 2018 Newsletter: Learn more about the HANWASH initiative

November 2018 Newsletter: HANWASH starts work on four pilot projects.

Rotary District 7020 has formed a working committee with Haitian Government Water and Sanitation Agency DINEPA and identified four potential pilot programs in each of the DINEPA OREPA regions.



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