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Our Story

2009 - Epiphany

Founder and Executive Director, Bill Farrar, an aeronautic professional and engineer, was working for a water purification manufacturer. In 2009, after streamlining the purification system, Bill had an epiphany.

He knew he had to do more than manufacture the system; he had to take it to the people who needed it most. The horrific earthquake that shook Haiti on January 12, 2010, exploded into a desperate plea for safe water. Bill sprang into action and has not stopped since.

Fountains of Hope brought purification systems and hygiene training to the ailing Haitians, but the following cholera outbreak turned the recovering island into a death camp.

 

Contaminated water is the main cause of cholera, sickening 530,000 Haitians since late 2010 and killing more than 7,000. Fountains of Hope has installed almost 100 purifiers in Haiti, bringing safe water to over 50,000 persons.

Bill was married to his beautiful wife, Kathy, in October 2018 while on a mission trip to Zimbabwe.  Kathy is training teachers to provide a better education to the children in locations where FoH works.

 

Since 2009, Fountains of Hope has installed 230 water purifier systems in 17 countries.