Project 2019-018

Well in AB6, Dominican Republic

Country Dominican Republic
Village AB6
Type Well 
Partner Del Rey Ministries
 Cost $3,000
Status Funded

Funded August 29, 2019

AB6 (a nondescript name assigned to this village of workers by the owners of the sugar cane fields in which the villagers work) is a small sugar cane village in central Dominican Republic.    

They have no access to clean drinking water.  From 9 AM to 11 AM each day, they are “permitted” to collect water from a nearby watering trough used by cattle, which is contaminated with cow feces and other bacteria.  Currently, the only way to get potable water is to buy it, and most of these poor villagers don’t have the money to do so. Medical teams that serve this population in the Dominican Republic tell us that about 90% of the illnesses they treat are related to contaminated water.  With a clean water source, there will be a dramatic improvement in health, with children attending school more regularly and workers being able to work because they are not ill from contaminated water.

The plan is to drill a new well on a site to which the villagers have access, within 20 feet of an existing well that has not worked for 15 years. While the existing well is not functioning, it lies above a proven water source and a source of electricity exists there. It is expected that the new well will be drilled to a depth of 80-140 feet.  The well will include an electric pump and holding tank so that the entire village can have safe, clean water to drink.

The $3,000 for this well was made possible through the generosity of a couple, who are both World Changers.

The $3,000 for this well was made possible through the generosity of a couple, who are both World Changers.