Conclusion of Loma Atravesada Water and Sanitation Project – Dominican Republic

This project has been completed under the direction of Peace Corps Volunteer Thomas Betts.

To read about the beginning of the project, CLICK HERE.

The project was to build and repair water catchment systems and construct latrines for the poorest members of the community.

Thomas reports:

This project has been successfully completed.

Two new latrines were constructed as planned. In addition, enough materials remained to allow for the construction of the floor for a third latrine.

Also, large cement cisterns were repaired, and gutters and piping for rainwater catchment systems were repaired when possible and installed in new locations where they previously did not exist.

The work was done by two local experienced masons, with assistance from members of the community.

The new latrines and increased capacity to collect and store water will have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of the specific beneficiaries and the community at large for many years into the future.

We are grateful to Thomas for completing this project, and again extend our thanks to Christopher Lin for providing the funding.