Haiti’s widespread lack of access to safe drinking water and poor sanitation is the leading cause of infant mortality and illness in children. Many children, especially those living in rural areas, do not in fact have any drinking water. Often, they spend long periods obtaining and carrying water: to the detriment of their education. In the Custine area nearly every water source has become contaminated with human and animal waste because of the absence of a sewage sanitation system. Give a well there would be life saving. The average cost for digging a well is $5,900 US Dollars.