Water & Sanitation
The Dominican Foundation has ongoing water management and sanitation projects at the household level using non-electric water filters and sanitation education, providing water filtration systems to families in communities in need.
Unsafe Water ---------> Clean Water
Unsafe water and inadequate sanitation account for 88% of the 4 billion cases of diarrhea reported worldwide annually. Upwards of 5,000 cases of diarrhea are reported weekly in the Dominican Republic. Diarrhea is the leading cause of diagnosed death among children ages 1 to 4 in the Dominican Republic. Access to potable water is sporadic and unreliable.
Thanks to generous individuals and organizations, we have been able to distribute over 17,000 water filtration systems
providing clean water to over 70,000 Dominican’s living in areas where clean water is a luxury.
We initiated a project of water management and sanitation at the household level using non-electric water filters and sanitation education.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Adopt a family and provide them clean water—provide them LIFE:
$50 will cover the cost of a water filter system for a family of 5 for one year. Your $50 dollar donation will allow an average family to produced water for approximately 1 cent a gallon for five years. In doing so, you are helping reduce the risk of life-threaten diseases these families face on a daily basis.