Economy September 11, 2019 | 10:50 am

Pioneer community will operate on solar power

Azua, Dominican Republic.- Nature Power Foundation and allied institutions began the construction and development of the pioneer community in the country, that will operate solar power.

Nature Village includes the installation of solar panels to supply 50 homes and common areas for the first time, the construction of an aqueduct with solar pumping to bring clean water to people -which are currently supplied with a contaminated canal- and a sustainable production venture and marketing of fish, which will allow the community to obtain income.

Support

“When we conceived the project it seemed to be a dream, until this community began to be empowered and in the Nature Power Foundation we found the support of people of noble heart such as the German embassy in the DR and other international donors, with whom we began this mission of improving living conditions of stars of mothers, fathers, students, fishermen, farmers and many people who have their whole lives living without access to basic resources such as water, energy and livelihood of mothers, fathers, students, fishermen, farmers and many people who have their whole lives living without access to basic resources such as water, energy and livelihood,” said Laura Rojas, executive director of the Nature Power Foundation.

Also present in the activity were monsignor José Dolores Grullón, president of the Foundation for the Development of Azua, San Juan and Elías Piña (Fundasep), Hans Ulrich Von Schrater, deputy head of mission of the German embassy in the DR, Collin Holditch, consul general of the embassy of Canada in the DR, Wilmore Morel, trustee of Padre Las Casas, among others.