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Throughout November, WWR board members will be matching all donations up to $2000. All funds raised during this matching period will go toward our new Portero Project as well as supplies needed to maintain our filtration systems.
$132 per month can impact and improve the sustainability of up to 12 Dominican WWR programs. Not only does WWR provide hygiene education, but also system-maintenance training to each school Portero (security officer), who currently work voluntarily. On a weekly basis, WWR staff visits each school with a maintenance checklist. If a Portero of meets weekly WWR system maintenance and care standards, he or she receives a monthly incentive of 500 pesos, or the equivalent of one day of work. This simple incentive can be the final, motivating step towards sustainability that encourages school staff to properly operate the water filtration systems into the future and independently of WWR.