Cholera in Lahoye and the other five parishes We have found an IMMEDIATE NEED. With the rainy season, CHOLERA has returned with a vengeance. People in all six parishes have been infected and three people from the parish in Lahoye died while we were in Haiti. THEY NEED WATER FILTERS AND DISINFECTANT TABLETS NOW. The parishes are using the water filters we sent them and they work well. There are three issues: 1. Some families live far away from the school/church. When they need water right away they will sometimes go to another source. 2. When a person becomes infected, they have nowhere to go other than return to their home. 3. Some people who become infected don't have enough money to get a ride to the clinic for treatment. Fr. Milor is speaking to the lay leaders about four things: 1. At those parishes that have a clean source of water, encourage the children to bring a jug to school to fill it and bring it home. Unfortunately some schools do not have a source of clean water at the school. 2. Develop rainwater collection systems with any materials that may be available. The amount of materials available varies depending on how remote the parish is. 3. As filters become available, distribute them to families in such a way that several families can share them. 4. There has been education about cholera, however since 90% of education is re-education and some families have not been reached, continue with education programs. Cholera was expected to increase with the rainy season however, I did not expect this level of immediate need, with the probability that the problem will increase as the infection rate increases and the rainy season continues. As partners we share triumphs and difficulties. We give thanks for the triumphs of the Haitian people in all they have done. We pray for them as they face yet another challenge. If you would like to provide additional help please support our $1 A Day program and buy a ticket to our Project H2O event.