Access to clean water has become paramount in our vision to serve the Cielo and Nazaret communities. Our Cielo campus is located just a few hundred yards from the Haina River. And just a few miles away, the “Haina River Basin” – lies one of the ten most polluted river regions in the world. Neighbors often use the river and runoff water for drinking, cooking, washing, and bathing. In 2007 we discovered that approximately 80% of the sick people treated in our clinic were due to water-related illnesses, mostly from bacteria. This began our pursuit to provide affordable, clean water to our neighbors!
Since its opening, Provisión del Cielo, (Heaven’s Provision) has the capacity to clean and refill 2,000 5-gallon bottles per day. This outreach now has the potential of touching every home in Bayona, a community of over 60,000 people. Tests from the Public Health Department of the DR has noted that our water is among the purest water on the island. They have also reported that water-borne illness in the area we serve has been reduced by 70%. It’s an on-going battle, but one that can be won!!
Affordable Water for Everyone
We have been able to sell our bottles for a third of the prevailing rate, making most families able to have clean water at a fraction of the cost. For the poorest of the poor, we have a discount program so they are able to afford pure water, as well. For more information, please see “Water Cards” below.
We are offering a great way to assist the people of Cielo with a voucher to get discounted 5 gallon water refills. This ($15 US) card enables a family to get (10) refills of their 5 gallon bottles for 5 pesos each. A drastically discounted cost to them for clean purified water. One card will last a family approximately 3 to 4 weeks depending on family size. This gift enables a family to still take ownership in providing for themselves.
If you want to help Cielo with the gift of water, please donate and complete our secure online payment form. Select “Water / water card”. If you would like this gift to go to a specific family email us and we can help facilitate your gift.