Dominican Republic

Children International and Planet Water Collaborate on World Water Day Project

Water Project Brings Clean, Safe Water to Thousands in the Dominican Republic
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Kansas City, MO, March 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  Children International and Planet Water are collaborating on a project that consists of building five AquaTowers in five days leading up to World Water Day on March 22. The project is taking place in the Dominican Republic at schools and Children International community centers, and will meet the daily water needs of thousands of people.

Children International and Planet Water Join Forces to Provide Clean Water to Impoverished Communities

Three-Year Project Will Give 70,000 People in the Dominican Republic, India and the Philippines Access to Clean Water
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Children International and Planet Water are collaborating on a three-year project that will bring clean, safe water to 70,000 people in impoverished communities in the Dominican Republic, India and the Philippines. These communities have access to water, but have no means of purifying it. Children International and Planet Water will construct AquaTowers at Children International community centers and local schools that will purify the water and make it available for drinking and washing.

U.S. Department of State and World Environment Center Launch Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge to Empower Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Western Hemisphere

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February 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC), is pleased to announce open registration for the first Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Innovation Challenge today, February 12, 2014.

Hanesbrands Sponsors Free Medical Surgeries For Children In Dominican Republic

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Since forming a partnership in 2011 with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, a world-renowned, fully integrated academic medical center in Winston-Salem, more than 200 children of our Dominican Republic employees, have been the recipients of life-changing eye, ear, nose and throat surgeries.

The unique partnership between Hanes and Wake Forest Baptist sends a team of surgeons, doctors, anesthesiologists, nurse-anesthetists, surgical nurses and medical students to Bonao two to three times a year to conduct surgeries during the weeklong volunteer missions.


Joyful Ceremony in Zambia Thanks Children International and Sponsors for School Feeding Program

School Feeding Programs in Zambia Help Improve School Attendance While Meeting Nutritional Needs
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Kansas City, MO, December 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Representatives from schools in Lusaka, Zambia, gathered at a joyful ceremony in Kanyama to thank Children International and Children International sponsors for the assistance their students have received through the School Feeding Program.

Endangered Dominican Tree Frogs Make Jump to Vulnerable List


When considering the impact a mine can have on wildlife, few believe it could be positive. In the case of the Giant Tree Frog and the Yellow Tree Frog in the Dominican Republic, critical research led by Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (PVDC) contributed to their reclassification from endangered to vulnerable by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a process known as down-listing. PVDC is the joint venture company (60 percent Barrick, 40 percent Goldcorp) that owns the Pueblo Viejo mine.

The metamorphosis of the Margajita River in the Dominican Republic

Before draining into the Hatillo Reservoir, the Margajita River flows under a small bridge that takes cars and pedestrians into the village of Hatillo. On a sweltering summer day in this sleepy village in the Dominican Republic, a boy and his father stand fishing near the bridge patiently waiting for some tilapia to be enticed by their bait. Another angler, many years their senior, is packing up for the day, his bucket filled with tilapia. Cristian De Jesus has fished in the area his entire life, but only recently returned to this spot after spurning it for more than 12 years.


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