BENEFITING: CHRISTIAN AND MISSIONARY ALLIANCE
We are a small group from the Cherry Tree Alliance church in Uniontown Pennsylvania, USA that is supporting a Collective Impact Project near Santiago, Dominican Republic.
The CIP will contain a locally staffed and manned manufacturing plant to build extremely low cost ceramic water filters for the area, and recycle plastics from the local dump. The Project will also include a medical treatment facility and classrooms to teach people in the area how to start and build small businesses.
All money you donate to this project ( minus the CrowdRise.com fees) will go to pay for water filters to be given away for free or for a fraction of the normal cost to people in the area who cannot afford even the normal low cost.
The water filters are locally manufactured ceramic pots that fit in a 5 gallon container with a spigot. The pots include silver with the clay and are porous. They remove 100% of Protozoa, 91% of Bacteria, and 91% of Virus producing 70% reduction in diarrheal diseases.
For more information, please see the TwentyFive35 project website at http://www.missiontwentyfive35.org/our-projects.html.
Our group will be onsite mid-July 2016, but we will send money collected throughout the year to buy filters to be given away as noted above.
This means a lot to us as because of the health problems people in this area face because of the water. The water found in a typical toilet bowl in the USA is cleaner than the tap water in Santiago DR. The diarrhea and other sicknesses caused by this water greatly hurt the adults and children of this area and hinder their ability to find ways to sustain themselves. We want to help them build solutions, and providing free filters will be a direct help to the poorest there, and a moral and incentive builder to the local plant workers.
We are so grateful for your interest and any way you can add your shoulder to support this project is greatly appreciated!!
"If you help the poor you are lending to the Lord, and he will repay you." - Proverbs 19:17 from the Christian Bible.