Related GLA Programs: Dominican Republic: Building a Sustainable World™, Dominican Republic: Global Health Initiative™, Dominican Republic: International Development Initiative™, Dominican Republic: Sports Service Adventure, Dominican Republic: Caribbean Service Adventure, Dominican Republic: Spring Break Service Adventure
Grant Recipient: 7 Elements
In communities where residents spend 90% of their income on food, aquaponic food production systems provide a means for producing large amounts of organic food, at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of traditional farming. Local bateys also suffer from a severe lack of clean drinking water, so providing access to clean water filters through community distribution can dramatically improve public health and sanitation. In addition to this, 7E works to provide essential vitamins and access to health care to these marginalized communities.