UMCOR Pisans (Power) Program

UMCOR Haiti and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) signed a cooperative agreement to work together in the community of Haut Damier, located in the town of Cabaret, about 15 miles north of the Haitian capital.

UMCOR Pisans (Power) Program

The partnership began with USAID’s plans to construct 156 new homes in Haut Damier for earthquake-affected families. To bind these vulnerable households to the existing social fabric, UMCOR Haiti designed cross-community water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), livelihoods, and education services that will increase the ties between USAID’s beneficiary households and the existing residents, and improve living standards for all.

Under PISANS, the WASH component includes improved access to water through household rainwater-catchment systems, a hygiene-promotion campaign that utilizes local health promoters, and the distribution of hygiene kits and water-storage buckets. The education component includes improvements to four existing schools through a combination of repairs; the provision of new classrooms, kitchens, and water and sanitation facilities; and teacher training.


  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: Unknown

    USAID is the lead U.S. Government agency that works to end extreme global poverty and enable resilient, democratic societies to realize their potential.

    U.S. foreign assistance has...

  • UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 501-1000

    The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is the not-for-profit global humanitarian aid organization of the United Methodist Church. UMCOR is working in more than 80 countries...

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Key Information

LocationHaiti, Latin America and Caribbean
  • Start Date 2013
  • End Date 2014
  • ValueUSD 2.6 Million