Water in my community
During the last twenty years, the Dominican Republic has managed to expand the coverage of drinking water and sanitation services in an impressive way. However, the quality of these services leaves much to be desired, despite the great economic growth of this nation during the 1990s.
The Dominican Republic, with a population of 11 million people, of which approximately 60% resides in urban areas, has 97% coverage of water supply services in urban areas and 92% of the urban population has with home connections, which represents a very high level compared to the average of 90% in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The country shows substantial differences in coverage. For example, according to the 2002 census, in nine provinces located in the central, northeastern and eastern part of the country, less than 70% of the population had access to an improved source of supply.
The level of access to services for poor families is lower: only 56% of poor households have home connections, as opposed to 80% of non-poor households. Only 20% of poor households have access to sewerage services, compared to 50% of non-poor.
Only 10.5% of the population with connection to water systems receives a continuous water supply.
In JB Foundation We want to be part of the transformation and to be able to collaborate so that Dominican families can have access to water and that children do not have to move to the rivers to find this natural element that is important to us.
Water in my community is a program that seeks to facilitate the life of needy communities and aims to build drinking water wells, with this program we want to help improve the lives of those who have to move to distant places to find Water service.
In order to achieve this goal, our foundation needs your collaboration, which is why we need to raise $ 3000.00US which will be allocated for this great project that will benefit a Dominican community and allow for a better quality of life.