The Dominican Republic is home to the Wine To Water ceramic water filter factory, which produces innovative clean water solutions for local communities. Despite the thriving tourist market, much of the population still lives in poverty, a situation that was worsened by the 2010 Haiti earthquake that left many thousands displaced. Without clean water, many families on the island suffer from water-related illnesses that take the lives of 1,300 Dominicans and 5,700 Haitians each year, many of them children.
Ceramic water filters remove 99.99% of organic contaminates and last 6-10 years for a family of five. In conjunction with WaSH education and training, they are changing the water landscape in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. More than 121,000 individuals have gained access to clean water through the efforts of the Wine To Water community. In the coming year, Wine To Water will produce 4,000 ceramic water filters that will benefit an estimated 20,000 people.
This next year, Wine To Water will produce 4,000 ceramic water filters that will benefit an estimated 20,000 people.
National Program Manager
Field Note - Dominican Republic
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