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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Dominican Republic Project Overview

Villa Verde, Dominican Republic

Currently, EWB-TAMU is planning to serve a community in the Dominican Republic. Through the implementation of a water distribution and sanitation system we plan on making a life-changing impact in the future community!

The DR project team focuses on developing a road and drainage system in Villa Verde to prevent structural damage and divert the influx of water that pools and attracts mosquitos with malaria by:

  • Identifying primary flood sources

  • Defining conveyance systems

  • Implementing an improved drainage system along their roads to mitigate flooding and eliminate standing water

Highest Priority Needs

  • Improving road system to make roads passable for personal transport, even during rainy season

    • Walking, bikes, motorcycles, small cars​

  • Develop drainage system to divert standing water to nearby outlet

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The Community

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  • Diverse community outside capital, Santo Domingo

  • Primary language is Spanish

  • 6,000 people

  • 2,000 households

  • Community broken into 3 regions - upper, middle, and lower area

    • Lower area has most pressing need​

  • Dirt roads with poor drainage

Areas of Interest

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Dominican Republic Project Leads

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Vivi De Anda & Mia Post

How to Join

If you’re a new member, check out our Membership page or follow the steps below:

  1. Fill out the membership form to become a member of EWB

  2. Pay dues

  3. Join the GroupMe for both EWB and the DR team

  4. Attend meetings

Main GroupMe

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DR Meetings
Wednesdays | 7PM | HEB 219
Weekly

DR GroupMe

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