• Dominican Republic
    • Santo Domingo
    • Santiago
1 week

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Price Details
Trip cost covers the round trip airfare from Miami, FL to Santo Domingo, DR, private in-country transpiration, lodging, travel insurance, emergency evacuation, in-country staff support, pre-trip orientation/trainings, food and drinking water, one excursion to the beach, and registration fees.
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Accommodation Activities Airfare Airport Transfers Meals Transportation Travel Insurance
Oct 17, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
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About Program

Journey to the mountain towns of the Dominican Republic and live in the rural community you will be serving. With little cellphone service, electricity, or running water, you'll come to understand first-hand the lifestyle of the millions living in rural poverty.

Project Details:
In nine days, we'll complete the construction of a water or sanitation project. The communities we work in either lack access to running water safe for drinking, or lack access to hygienic bathrooms. In a water project, our team will construct a water system, in which a fresh water source will be connected via gravity-driven aqueduct to the homes of every family. In a sanitation project, needy families without bathrooms will have ventilated improved pit latrines built adjacent to their homes.

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Program Highlights

  • Work alongside locals to build a water or sanitation project.
  • See the project's completion from start to finish.
  • Participate in a Women's Empowerment workshop.
  • Spend free time hiking, visiting families, and exploring the community.
  • Visit a pristine beach and enjoy fresh seafood on the shore.

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Changed my life

I participated on my first BLUE Missions service trip in 2011 and it completely changed my life. I was scared a first, living in a rural community for a week without access to water, electricity, cell-reception is hard. However, as soon as I arrived in the community of Rio Piedra, Dominican Republic I knew I was where I was supposed to be. Working hand in hand alongside of the locals to complete the construction of a gravity driven water system is a very unique experience. Would highly recommend this program and service trip to anyone who is ready to get their hands dirty and make a direct impact on a rural community that lacks access to water and sanitation.

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