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Project Description

Residents in the La Vega, Duarte and San José de Ocoa provinces have limited access to clean water and reliable electricity. Guakia Ambiente works with rural communities to construct, maintain and operate community-run micro hydroelectric systems that generate energy using the natural flow of water and supports opportunities for Dominicans in education, healthcare and income generation. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to expand economic opportunity in the Dominican Republic. Guakia Ambiente’s activities bolster efforts to counteract environmental degradation and protect the natural resources that communities depend on.

Project Amendments

GUAKIA AMBIENTE will strengthen the Red Dominicana para el Desarrollo Sostenible de las Energías Renovables (REDSER), a network of grassroots organizations engaged in renewable energy, and expand agroforestry systems based on cacao farming with the residents of Magazin, Haiti, located on the northeastern border with the Dominican Republic.

Project: Location: Years active: IAF grant funding: Counterpart commitment: Direct beneficiaries: Indirect beneficiaries: Program areas:
Access to Electricity in Rural Communities in the Dominican Republic Through the Installation of Four Micro Hydroelectric Systems Dominican Republic 2013 – 2021 $653,530 $1,742,930 3,245 individuals 15,412 individuals natural resource management

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