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August 02, 2010

A Haitian Success Story

It has been over 6 months since the devastating earthquake rocked Haiti, and good news is hard to find. But in the village of LaSource, 50 miles outside of Port-au-Prince, residents are celebrating the completion of a project that is bringing them fresh water for the first time. As a child, Josue Lajeunesse trekked 20 miles round trip up a nearby mountain to fetch clean water. He immigrated to the U.S. in 1989, and this father of 5 is now a custodian at Princeton University by day, a taxi driver by night. Over the years, his extra energy and money have gone towards building a water pipeline to his home village. This past month, he was in Haiti to see the water flow into the town’s new reservoir.

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