Safe Water and Last Mile Distribution in Haiti

dloHaiti  is a social business providing safe drinking water to consumers in underserved communities in Haiti. For many Haitians, treated drinking water is not available close to their homes or is only delivered occasionally by trucks.

dloHaiti makes safe water available closer to consumers and at a price they afford. It does this by treating ground water locally and distributing 20-liter jugs of water through small stores and merchants that serve a Haitian family’s basic daily needs, making safe water available when and where they need it.  

 entrepreneurs earn extra income reselling ovive while making safe water available when and where it’s needed: close to home.  Photo Credit:  Sandro di Carlo Darsa

entrepreneurs earn extra income reselling ovive while making safe water available when and where it’s needed: close to home. Photo Credit: Sandro di Carlo Darsa

dloHaiti makes the value chain for local retailers and merchants more efficient. We start with clean water, but then use that network of retailers and small entrepreneurs to make other essential products more easily available to everyday Haitians.

 dlohaiti provides local logistics to make the supply chain for small merchants more efficient so they can earn more.  Photo Credit: Sandro di Carlo Darsa

dlohaiti provides local logistics to make the supply chain for small merchants more efficient so they can earn more. Photo Credit: Sandro di Carlo Darsa

dloHaiti’s socio-economic impact:
1. Job creation outside of main cities
2. Higher income for retailers, merchants and other micro-businesses
3. Improved public health from having clean water more readily available in underserved communities
 
. . . all the while making growth capital available for small and medium sized business.  It's the first step to develop long-term capacity and growth in the local economy everywhere in Haiti. 

 dlohaiti’s infrastructure provide local institutions such as schools with safe water. Photo Credit: Sandro di Carlo Darsa

dlohaiti’s infrastructure provide local institutions such as schools with safe water. Photo Credit: Sandro di Carlo Darsa

Find out more at About Us at our Facebook page for regular updates on our activities in the field.

dloHaiti’s sister company, UNTAPPED, helps other organizations apply this model in other markets throughout the world.

 . Photo Credit: Sandro di Carlo Darsa

. Photo Credit: Sandro di Carlo Darsa