Conclusion of Puerto Plata Filter Project – Dominican Republic

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This project was completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Asahi Wada. Using a tried and proven technology widely used in the region, water filters were purchased and distributed to a segment of the community that had previously been overlooked.

Asahi reports:

The distribution of the water filters are as follows: 200 students at the Olivia Nuñez Hidalgo Elementary School, 50 individuals at the community center, 40 people at the church/school that serves mostly Haitians and Haitian-Dominicans, as well as 23 filters to individual families (serving about 90 individuals). The majority of the people who are now using the filters are children and adolescents.

In each case, school personnel, cook for the facility, or head of household was trained in the use and maintenance of the filter.

Although the area served is in a flood zone, making surveying the needs and delivering the filters difficult, the project was still completed on time and within budget.

The members of the community came out to give their thanks to Water Charity for making the project possible.

We again wish to thank Hack & Slash, with the help of friends and family of Peace Corps Volunteer Asahi Wada, for providing the funds for this project.