International Ministries

Clean Water Buckets in Dominican Republic

This project seeks to raise $7,000 in the next year to purchase 200 buckets with special clay filters and a 5 gallon container for each family to hold the filtered water.

Goal: $7,000

About this Mission Project

Bateyes (bah-tays) are company towns where sugar cane workers live in the Dominican Republic. Batey La Javilla is where Yudelca lives with her seven children. She is a community leader who works alongside missionary Madeline Flores-Lopez.

Yudelca’s husband works daily in the sugar cane fields to support his family. Every day, she sends her 6 oldest children to the nearest river to collect water for cooking, bathing and drinking. The river is contaminated with bacteria and parasites, but it’s their only source of water.

Project “Clean Water” will provide 200 families with a specially filtered bucket that will provide them with safe, clean water to drink. Families like Yudelca’s will have better health and a better life.

A gift of $35 will provide one filtration bucket.

$175 will provide 5 families with a bucket.

Mission Project Specifics

This project seeks to raise $7,000 in the next year to purchase 200 buckets with special clay filters and a 5 gallon container for each family to hold the filtered water. The purpose is to provide clean water for approximately 200 families in the bateyes in the Dominican Republic. This project will be managed by missionary, Madeline Flores-Lopez, who will educate the people on the need for safe, clean water. It is anticipated that this project will improve the overall health of the community.

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The sugar cane company provides families in the Batey LaJavilla with houses that have no electricity or running water. Most of the migrant workers in the Dominican Republic are Haitians. Thanks to your support, hundreds of families will benefit from having a filtration bucket like the ones pictured above.