Help the Toughest Job in the World.

Haiti has some of the most difficult sanitation problems in the western hemisphere. The problems are exacerbated by lack of infrastructure and resources to sufficiently address the issues. Some of the most heroic men imaginable are workers known as "bayakous." For $3.90 a night, they clean latrines, removing 400 gallons of human waste. They are not well-supplied, and often do the work with little or no clothing, without any protective gear. As NPR Science Desk Reporter Rebecca Hersher says in her outstanding article,
"You Probably Don't Want To Know About Haiti's Sewage Problems," the work is dangerous, disgusting and difficult beyond words.

With your participation, we're going to help eight of these men. Carll Edouard, a Haitian national, traveled back home over Thanksgiving to meet several of the workers, and put together a list of gear to ease their work burden. He, Randy Davis and I are shipping protective work gear from Miami to Port-au-Prince, and delivering the supplies to them on February 14th-17th. We're raising $6,000 to cover the trip expenses, and hope to be fully funded by January 20th. The gear includes chemical-resistant coveralls, safety masks and goggles, durable work boots, gloves, shovels, portable showers and other items. This small contribution is a means to move the needle on making a difficult job more tolerable. We're confident this first trip will lead to several more over the next two years. Thank you for stepping up to make a difference for men doing a job we in the United States have the luxury of never having to consider. As the holiday season rolls, consider this campaign as a way to show gratitude for our blessings.
  • Larry and Paula Delzell 
    • $1,000 
    • 43 mos
  • Charlotte Cooper 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Jerry Birdwell 
    • $200 
    • 43 mos
  • Kelvin Davis 
    • $50 
    • 43 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 43 mos
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Mike Lyon 
Dallas, TX
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