Hygiene kits: Gallon-sized bag, immeasurable impact

Despite recent efforts to halt cholera through vaccination efforts, this week various news outlets are reporting an increase in cholera danger due to the onset of the rainy season and a possible new strain of the disease.  (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/13/opinion/sunday/haitis-cholera-crisis.html)

Last summer HTF distributed 300 hygiene kits at the conclusion of our summer camp in Jacmel. These kits contained antibacterial soap, washcloths, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand sanitizer, shampoo, combs, and nail clippers all in a gallon-sized plastic bag.  This upcoming July, we will distribute 350 hygiene kits.

These small kits are an important part in helping the Jacmel community prevent cholera. Hand washing, drinking clean water, and preparing foods properly are the best ways to avoid the disease.

Take a look at our distribution of the kits from Fet Bondye Bo Lanme 2011 (God’s Party By the Sea):

If you would like to know how you can help with accumulating items for the kits, email lseyfarth@htflive.org.