PSNC Energy supports water restoration work in Haiti


PSNC President and COO Rusty Harris presents $50,000 donation to Peter Chasse of The Water Project, Inc.

GASTONIA, N.C., (May 3, 2010) – In response to the earthquake damage in Haiti, PSNC Energy has donated $50,000 to The Water Project, Inc. in support of the non-profit’s efforts to coordinate repair of water wells in Haiti.

PSNC Energy President and COO Rusty Harris presented the $50,000 check to Peter Chasse, The Water Project’s president and founder, on April 28 at the company’s monthly business review meeting.

“We’re so thankful to have neighbors as generous as PSNC Energy,” said Chasse. “Their commitment to help us restore water wells in Haiti will do a great good.  This single donation will enable our partners to repair as many as 20 wells, restoring clean, safe drinking water to tens of thousands of Haitians.”

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Drilling underway at Bishop Sulumeti Girls School


Drilling has begun at Bishop Sulumeti Girls School.



WaSH Training at Mama Sukuma Womens Group


Our implementing team recently spent the day with the community and staff of the Mama Sukuma Self Help Group in Western Kenya.  In a few weeks, this community will be receiving their new well.  To prepare them for this and to ensure the impact of the project is as great as possible, WaSH training (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) is carried out.

Here is the unedited report from our partner…

The chairlady of the group among others were there to receive us as they were really happy to get information and later get clean water which they have been eagerly waiting for long. They together appreciated the efforts Bridge water is doing to make communities get clean water so that they can concentrate on other development issues respectively. After the education as a group they agreed to pass on this information to the other community members beginning with their family members

They felt by getting water close they have more time for other projects they are involved in, when there is drought they will be able to use the water for irrigation especially planting of vegetables. The general acceptance of education is high in all communities and its something we will continue doing to make people make informed choices over their Hygiene and sanitation in relation to the clean water that Bridge water project is providing. May we live to continue to support more communities with the right  information and clean water.

Ark of Oprhans Community WaSH Training


Our implementing team recently spent the day with the community and staff of Ark of Orphans in Western Kenya.  In a few weeks, this community and orphanage will be receiving their new well.  To prepare them for this and to ensure the impact of the project is as great as possible, WaSH training (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) is carried out.

Here is the unedited report from our partner…

Since they work for orphans and widows they were happy to learn a bout Hygiene and sanitation since most of the orphans have never had parental guide on hygiene and sanitation so it was upon the members to take up the responsibility of teaching them and so they really need this information.
The local Administration was part of the training and she patiently listened and happy that the community members were able to learn  skills on hygiene and sanitation so that they can in turn pass the information to the  other community members. The proposed water point is central at a market place called Ebuyangu market and so the other larger community would benefit too. The watsan committee has a bigger role to play but they assured us that the local administration would  be included in the decision making .