International Action is a health organization working toward a future in which every Haitian child is disease-free, attends school, and grows up to lead a fulfilling life. This vision begins with clean water.

Why International Action?

International Action is a community-led and community-based organization. We believe that the best, most effective programs include the communities they serve. We willingly work with partners of all kinds – from large NGOs like the International Committee of the Red Cross to individual schools in the poorest slums of Haiti. Our projects are designed with sustainablilty and ease-of-use in mind. And they're expanding every day. Learn more

The Effects of IA at a Glance

  • Over 300,000 Haitians protected.
  • 65 communities and 103 community organizations served.
  • 1.5 million albendazole pills distributed.
  • 3,000 children's books delivered.

Why Clean Water?

International Action focuses on using clean water as a means to health, because:

Access to safe water and adequate sanitation services has proved to be one of the most efficient ways of improving human health. — UN World Water Development Report

The leading cause of infant mortality and illness in the children of Haiti is contaminated water, and the country currently has the highest infant mortality rate in the Western Hemisphere. International Action provides clean water and other basic needs to prevent these senseless deaths and the rampant illnesses that lead to lost work and educational opportunities. Learn more

The Effects of Clean Water at a Glance

  • Prevent deaths.
  • Improve quality of life.
  • Reduce suffering.
  • Empower the community.

What Do Haitians Think?

My grandson suffered from severe diarrhea. He would get so dehydrated at times, to the point where we spent all our money taking him to the doctors, even when we didn't have the money to eat. With your clean water, he does not get sick any more.

— Paulette Champagne, Grandmother