Village 41 is on the outskirts of Consuelo in the Dominican Republic, and comprises about 200 homes.
There is a well 1⁄4 mile away, but it is insufficient for the population and dirty. The water is not pure enough to drink or cook with – only to bathe and wash – and most of the villagers have to walk 1⁄4 mile to get water from this well.
People here lack the basic needs of water for cooking, washing and general living. At this time, we do not have quantitative information regarding the current tangible impact of lack of clean water in village “41.” Our trip in January will include some medical professionals, and they may be able to add info. The illnesses here are the typical waterborne nature.
Below are three pictures of typical households in the village.
We will drill the well on the site of a newly constructed church, and the well will be overseen by the church leadership. We will utilize drillers that we have previously hired. Repair and maintenance will be funded by Del Rey Ministries.
We hope that as people come to receive clean water on the church grounds that they will also be introduced to the “Living Water” that comes from Jesus (John 4). Our hope is to have our Pastor be the main contact there, and possibly put a water purification system in later. Having the well on the church property will greatly assist in the process!