Local February 27, 2013 | 7:36 am

US Ambassador inaugurates Food for the Hungry water project

Santo Domingo.- The U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Raul Yzaguirre, inaugurated a Food for the Hungry-led water project in La Cola, in Yamasa, in the Monte Plata province.

The project, which was inaugurated last Thursday, provides access to clean water, improved sanitation and education on the management and use of water to about 270 families and more than 1,350 residents in the community of La Cola.

Food for the Hungry carried out this initiative in partnership with the community of La Cola, Healing Waters International and Christian Fellowship Church of Evansville, Ind.

The inauguration was held at the Laureano Heredia Primary and Nursery School and is part of the Ambassador’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Schools Initiative (A-WASH) which is an effort to support the development of safe water, adequate sanitation and hygiene education in primary schools worldwide.

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