Throughout Haiti, unsafe water and poor sanitation exacerbate an already high maternal and infant mortality rate. After several years of research and testing, construction of the clean water initiative began in 2009. The project is now pumping water from a clean mountain spring to several cisterns spread throughout the community. Before the construction of these cisterns, women and children had to hike up the mountain to retrieve water for their families. This program has helped to greatly reduce the risk of water-borne illness for our patients. We regularly test the water in the cisterns to ensure it is safe to consume.