In 2010 Jim Chu, an American entrepreneur, came to Haiti after the earthquake as a volunteer. He discovered that safe water access was essential for the country to bounce back.
Jim’s background was in business, and he was drawn to designing a business-based solution that was IT powered and quality focused.
dloHaiti’s water kiosks deliver safe water jugs to more than 500 small retailers, where the local population buys most of what they need. Through this network of small retailers, dloHaiti serves more than 50.000 people daily.
dloHaiti has created over 100 jobs, and also delivers safe water for free in schools, to over 32 277 students.
liters sold: Liters (2021)
kids in school program
kiosks and retailers
Shop owner, Cabaret, Haiti
“I am a small shop owner, an entrepreneur. I live with my wife and two young boys in Cabaret, a town few hours’ drive from Port-au-Prince. Growing up in this town, I’m well aware of the water crisis. After the devastating earthquake in 2010 the water scarcity became much worse and the waterborne diseases were common among my friends and family. Due to lack of water in my town I was buying it from a water truck, carrying water from the capital. The quality of the water was not always good and sometimes the trucks simply did not come.
When my neighbour Thomas started to manage dloHaiti water kiosk next door to my family house, I visited and learned more about the new venture. Today I am a regular consumer and I’m happy to be able to have access to safe drinking water so close to my home.”