At the heart of our ministry is our desire to advance the Kingdom of God and share the Gospel. We adhere to the Apostle's Creed as our core belief. In the Dominican Republic, we partner with passionate and talented pastors and work with them to establish church-based water plants. They use the water plants to meet their community's physical needs as they also shepherd their spiritual needs.
Employing Local Talent
Working with our Dominican NGO, Fundacìon Water Work, we identify impoverished communities where water is unavailable or too expensive to buy. In each community, Fundacìon hires and trains locals to operate and distribute the water. Pastors make decisions about pricing and services that are in the best interest of their communities. We are extremely proud to be led by a talented Dominican staff and have the full support of the local
communities and government entities.
The Right Tech
At Water@Work, we are not interested in a quick fix that will leave a community with inoperative equipment and contaminated water just a few months or years after installation. Too many well-intentioned groups go into an area with temporary solutions and without local buy-in or long-term planning. Our water plants meet all government regulations and are certified by the Dominican Republic's Ministry of Public Health. We employ the best technology available and provide ongoing training. Read about the science behind our water purification process HERE.
Stories abound about the health and social benefits that have accompanied our water plants but our aim has been, and continues to be, the creation of sustainable, small businesses owned by the local church. Sustainability is reached when the water business can pay all of its expenses, provide for maintenance and future repairs, pay the employees a fair wage, and return enough profit to the church to make it worth the time and effort invested. Our water is sold well below market value. Profits are reinvested into businesses and also used for community development programs as the discretion of each local pastor. Read our 2019 Sustainability Report HERE.