Children’s Safe Water Project
Our largest project is oriented in the area of health with the "Children’s Safe
Water Project". We are part of an alliance which has brought the concentrated
efforts and resources of the Rotary Foundation, Rotary clubs, the Peace Corps
and others to provide education and household water treatment to the poor.
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Home Rehabilitation Project
Aguas Negras is a barrio situated in the city of Puerto Plata, Dominican
Republic. There are roughly 1,000 families, of which the vast majority
survive in precarious conditions. Virtually everyone is in need one way or
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Bank and Education Project
We have been
participating for several years with FUNDIDOH a small Haitian faith based
organization in Tiroli Haiti. Despite the challenges and scarce resources they
have made a significant impact in the areas of health, education and farming.
In 2008 Project Las Americas provided financial resources to establish a seed
bank for black beans and peanuts.
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A Home With Dignity
These children and their parents lived in this shack (left). For only $1,500
they were provided a new concrete block home on the same site. Others have
received new homes or major renovations whereby making their homes habitable for
only a few hundred dollars. Everybody pitches in to do the job!
Youth athletic teams offer barrio children with healthy activities and life
skills. By donating uniforms and equipment hundreds of children participate in
baseball, soccer, basketball and volleyball.
In just 3 months a group of adults can be taught basic reading skills. By
utilizing local teachers we can fund a complete adult class for just $200. Self
esteem given a 60 year old woman who says "Now I can sign my own name."
School For The Deaf
Provide funding to the Puerto Plata School for the Deaf Vocation Center. Besides
basic education, students receive vocational training in computers, woodworking,
sewing and cosmetology.
The most vulnerable, abandoned children, now have a home and the love they
deserve. There needs are great in attention and care. Casa Nazaret,
located in Puerto Plata, pro-vides a home to 12 children. We seek long term
commitments from organizations and individuals to provide for them. It costs
annually about $3,000 per child to provide housing, food, clothing, medicine,
attention and therapy.
Organizing medical clinics in remote villages utilizing volunteer
doctors, nurses and pharmaceutical donations provides medical access to hundreds
in just one day.
We also assist AIDS advocacy groups such as CEPROSH, working in the
Dominican Republic and Haiti.
Donating basic school supplies allows
poor children to attend school. The lack of $5.00 can keep a child from
attending school. Deserving high school students are provided with a
transportation subsistence of $100 per year. Without it, they could not
attend high school located in another community.
Project Las Americas provided a
community center in Majigual. We now provide College assistance to
aspiring community youths who make a commitment to become teachers. Subsistence
cost is $1,000 per student annually.