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Guakia Ambiente - Dominican Republic

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.

Guakia Ambiente at a glance

Project: Access to Electricity in Rural Communities in the Dominican Republic Through the Installation of Four Micro Hydroelectric Systems
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 2013 - 2019
IAF Funding: $51,530
Counterpart Committed:  $1,501,430
Direct Beneficiaries: 3,245 individuals
Indirect Beneficiaries: 15,412 individuals
Program areas: Environment