Children International Announces Major Water Project in the Dominican Republic

Boys carrying water for their families

Kansas City, MO (March 22, 2013) World Water Day is March 22. Children International, a leading child sponsorship organization, announces a new and important sustainable water project that will bring clean, safe water to more than 66,000 people in Boca Chica, an impoverished community in the Dominican Republic. The project is a cooperative effort between Children International, the local water authority (CORRABO Corporacion de Acueductos y Alcantarillado) in Boca Chica, and private donors.

Most of the people in Boca Chica live in primitive structures without indoor sanitation facilities or running water. They have few resources, and family members spend up to three hours carrying water to their homes each day. The Evaluation of USAID Strategy to Increase Potable Water Access and Sanitation in Rural Areas for the Dominican Republic confirms that "areas of greater poverty have the most deficient potable water and sanitation service coverage."

Waiting at a well.

Children International operates two community centers in greater Boca Chica. "When you operate in a community and come to know its residents, you see what is needed and find ways to help. Water is a serious problem here, and this project will impact the entire community," says Jim Cook, Children International's President.

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Established in 1936, Children International is an award-winning humanitarian organization with its headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The organization has been recognized by Forbes magazine and Consumers Digest as a leading charity. Children International’s programs benefit approximately 340,000 children and their families in 11 countries around the world, including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Mexico, the Philippines, the United States and Zambia.

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