People often ask why Haiti and the Dominican Republic? Why not keep your money in America? Well the answer is simple...In America your tax dollars go to support those is need through things like welfare, food stamps and homeless shelters. Everyone has access to clean water and electricity which is taken for granted and jobs are plentiful. On the Island of Hispaniola there is little to no government aid. And clean water comes at a premium. Various factors affect the water quality in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, including: poor conditions of purification systems, minimal operational controls, low level of maintenance of treatment plants, and mostly intermittent systems. Approximately 40% of the people in Haiti lack access to clean water.
The power sector in the Dominican Republic has traditionally been, and still is, a bottleneck to the country's economic growth. A prolonged electricity crisis and ineffective remedial measures have led to a vicious cycle of regular blackouts, high operating costs of the distribution companies, large losses including electricity theft through illegal connections, high retail tariffs to cover these inefficiencies, low bill collection rates, a significant fiscal burden for the government through direct and indirect subsidies, and very high costs for consumers as many of them have to rely on expensive alternative self-generated electricity. In Haiti only 12.5% of the population has access to electricity.
So with that being said, for as little as 50 cents a day you help feed a child one nutritious meal a day. It has to start somewhere. Why not start with you? Go to our Donate page to learn how you can help.