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Haiti was devastated by an earthquake in 2010. The people of the small, remote village of Petites Desdunes, 150 km north of Port au Prince are now poor and malnourished, with little resources or help available. Sydney plumber Adrian Lockley is teaming up with Dr. Jennifer Dawson and local priest Fr Wismick Jean-Charles, who have been working to heal the trauma experienced by the villagers and improve their lives, a task they say is made more difficult due to the lack of basic life necessities, like water.
Adrian travelled to Haiti with Dr Dawson to build a water storage system at the local school, which will capture and store wet season rainfall for use in the long dry season, providing sanitation, improving community health and prosperity, and allowing the potential for agriculture.
It’s one thing to teach people to wash their hands, but if they haven’t got clean water it doesn’t help.
A chance encounter at a BBQ found Sydney plumber Adrian Lockley inspired by attempts to help the people in an isolated village in Haiti to overcome the physical and emotional trauma from the earthquake in 2010. When he heard a lack of clean water was hampering efforts, he knew exactly how he could help. A plumber for 17 years, Adrian has worked in multiple areas of the industry, as an employee, in management and running his own business. He loves what he does and feels good about using his skills to improve the living conditions and mental health of others.