Rainwater: Peace & Power





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Project Description

Region: Central America

Country: Dominincan Republic

Location: Monseņor Nouel

Total Budget: $32,819

Areas of Focus: Peacebuilding and conflict prevention, The environment

The Rainwater Harvesting Project in Monseñor Nouel, Dominican Republic, aims to significantly improve the quality of life for approximately 160 families by facilitating access to and storage of water. This initiative not only provides a vital solution for daily consumption and essential activities, but also strengthens community cohesion and prevents conflicts by reducing the need to travel long distances for water.

We will implement a rainwater collection system with outdoor, above-ground storage tanks, in collaboration with our partner, Servicio Para la Paz. Additionally, an educational campaign will be conducted to teach inhabitants about efficient water use, hygiene practices, and the importance of environmental care. This educational aspect will be complemented by water dispensers with filters, provided by the organization Wine to Water, thus ensuring access to potable water.

This project not only addresses water and sanitation needs but also contributes to environmental conservation and empowers the community through education and active participation in managing their natural resources.

Primary Host Partner

District: 4060

Rotary Club of: Santo Domingo Quisqueya

Primary Contact: Joan Mateo

Email: jmateosanchez@gmail.com

Primary International Partner

District: 5300

Rotary Club of: Las Vegas WON

Primary Contact: Chehab Elawar

Email: shabdg201415@gmail.com

Project Status

Need $29,983
This project needs to receive some pledges to go to the next level. Please check the "Financing" tab to see the list of current pledges. Once the amount pledged is equal to the project budget, the status of the project will be automatically changed to "Fully Pledged".
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Project listed for the 2023-24 Rotary Year.

The TRF Grant application number is #31563.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Santo Domingo Quisqueya (4060)





Las Vegas WON (5300)





Remaining Amount to Raise

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Amount Requested from The Rotary Foundation




Additional Contribution (not matched by The Rotary Foundation)




Note: as of July 1, 2015 there is a 5% additional support fee for cash contributions. This fee does not appear in the financials above because it does not apply if the funds are sent directly to the project account (without going through TRF, and therefore without Paul Harris credit). Clubs sending their cash contribution to TRF must be aware they will have to send an additional 5%.

Project Supporting Documents

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History Log Entries


System Entry

System Entry: Creation of project page.


System Entry

System Entry: Pledge of $100 with $100 DDF by Chehab Elawar of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas WON, District 5300.

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