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Published October 27, 2010, 02:57 PM

Local non-profit drilling wells in Haiti to try and prevent disease epidemic

(WDAY TV) - First the earthquake, now a disease epidemic is crippling Haiti. A local non-profit that specializes in clean water and well drilling says the cholera outbreak is preventable.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

The organization called, Global Hope, has been drilling wells in Haiti for more than 20-years, more than 200 wells for the people there.

Teams of volunteers from our area travel to Haiti and work with villagers to drill wells and repair pumps. All of this as the country wrestles with its latest disaster, a cholera outbreak.

The non-profit also performs water testing and teaches health and hygiene to families there.