The Community

El Cajuil is a community located in the Dajabón province in the midwest portion of the Dominican Republic. Currently there are about 130 households, but it is growing quickly. There is a water distribution system in place in the community, but it was built nearly 25 years ago and only properly services around 60 of the households. There is ample water in the region, it is just a matter of adjusting the system to provide that water to the community households.

Within the community, there is an existing water committee, which oversees the maintenance and taxing of the water system. They have done a tremendous job of expanding the existing system to supply as many households as possible, and we are confident that they will maintain and improve whatever system we end up implementing.