Bringing basic sanitation to a Haitian Slum in the Dominican Republic.
According to the World Health Organization, 1.6 million deaths of children per year can be attributed to unsafe water, poor sanitation, and lack of hygiene. This summer, a group of high school students and adults will go to the Dominican Republic to build latrines and provide clean living education to a Haitian slum in a city named Barahona, Dominican Republic. Through a partnership with the community leaders, we will build latrines, educate the community on proper use and upkeep, as well as provide soap through a local organization who recycles soap donated by hotel chains across the United States. I am so thrilled to have an opportunity to be a part of this! Four years ago I was suppose to go to the Dominican Republic, but because I was the only one that signed up it was canceled. Ever since then the Dominican Republic has been on my heart :) I've always had a heart for orphans, so when I found out about this opportunity to work with orphans in the Dominican Republic, I knew I was going to go :) Even if you are unable to give, I would greatly appreciate your prayers<3