Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us

ADEMI is a private non-profit institution, that is neither political nor religious, which was created by Presidential Decree No. 745 of February 11, 1983, by virtue of Law 520 of July 26, 1920, relat . . .ing to organizations with a social interest.
It was founded by Mr. Camilo Lluberes H., together with the national private sector, as a response to the need to address the prevailing problems of unemployment and underemployment in the country.
It started its operations in 1983 in the marginalized neighborhoods of the city of Santo Domingo, with the principal objective to create and strengthen employment through financial and managerial assistance to micro and small enterprises that operate in this urban area. Afterwards, on the initiative of groups and provincial organizations from different regions of the country, it began to extend its program throughout the entire national territory.
In 1988, the Monetary Board approved a license to carry out banking operations as Banco de Desarrollo at the same time that it opened its doors as Banco Ademi. At this moment, ADEMI because the social arm of Banco Ademi.

Centro para el Desarrollo Agropecuario y Forestal

Founded in 1987, the Centro para el Desarrollo Agropecuario y Forestal (CEDAF), formerly known as the Fundación para el Desarrollo Agropecuario (FDA), is a private nonprofit organization that promot . . .es Dominican sustainable development in the agricultural and forestry sector, through training, information, institutional innovation, policy analysis and sector strategies. The Center strives for institutional excellence and high credibility in order to stimulate a competitive agricultural industry that aims to reduce poverty and protect the environment.

Fundación Budista TZU CHI

La Fundación Budista Tzu Chi (TZUCHI), established by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in 1966 in Taiwan with the help of thirty housewives each saving fifty cents whenever she could, today works with chari . . .table, educational, health, cultural and environmental missions. Wishing that every day the world would suffer fewer disasters and that society would be full of peace and harmony.

Fundación Corazón Del Siervo

Drs. Francisco and Diane Sabado have been living in the Dominican Republic since the fall of 1995 when they moved there to study medicine. Their vision is to create an environment of collaboration a . . .nd cooperation among all those who seek to advance the common good in the Dominican Republic, and to provide home care for children and adults facing terminal illness. Their dream is to see a hospice and palliative medicine specialty recognized by the medical community in the Dominican Republic and a hospice home established for children and adults that would provide a place to continue living as they face death. In addition, FCDS is involved in community development in garbage dumps and migrant communities in the Dominican Republic.

Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunitario, Save the Children Dominicana, Inc.

Save the Children is an international non-governmental organization that promotes children’s rights, provides relief and helps support children in developing countries. Established in the United King . . .dom in 1919, Save the Children seeks to improve the lives of children through better education, health care, and economic opportunities, as well as providing emergency aid in natural disasters, war, and other conflicts. Save the Children began its work in the Dominican Republic in 1972, in the Community of Loma de Cabrera near the Haitian border. In 1976, Fundación para el Desarrollo Comunitario (FUDECO), also known as Save the Children Dominicana, Inc., was established, and today has projects in eight Dominican provinces.

Fundación Popular, Inc.

Fundación Popular, Inc. is the social agenda arm of Grupo Popular and its affiliates and works in the area of economic, social and environmental sustainability policies. It also strengthens other f . . .oundations and social organizations in the Dominican Republic which promote sustainability initiatives in favor of the social, economic and environmental growth of the nation.
As a corporate foundation, Fundación Popular operates as a guarantor of the other social responsibility actions of Grupo Popular and its affiliates, through Socially Responsible Investment (SRI), as a fundamental part of the Sustainable Action Model.

Fundación REDDOM

The Fundación REDDOM promotes environmental well being, equality and sustainability in rural communities of the Dominican Republic. In collaboration with public and private partners, REDDOM contri . . .butes to the transformation of people’s lives through rural economic growth. It provides technical assistance for the development of local capacities which micro, small and medium enterprises need to compete in the global market.

Fundación Vida Azul

Fundación Vida Azul was founded in 2007 when a group of scuba-diving friends decided to do something about the deteriorating situation of the coasts of our country. Since 2008, we have represented . . .OCEAN CONSERVANCY in the coordination of the International Day of Coastal Clean Up in the Dominican Republic. We have consistently received 4s and 5s for the highest number of volunteers among the top 10 participating countries. The activity takes place annually in 127 countries.

Green Love

Green Love is a waste management initiative. It operates as an intermediary, collecting classified materials for their final proper disposal through recycling. Once segregated and consolidated, the . . . waste is delivered to different recycling plants, where it is used as raw materials to make new products. We offer a practical solution to the problem of waste disposal while helping reduce the environmental impact these wastes can have. By recycling, we reduce the quantity of waste that is burned in incinerators, winds up in bodies of water, or is deposited in dumps, increasing their useful life. Thus, we are contributing to the saving of natural resources such as wood, water and energy.


The Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI) was founded and incorporated in 1984, under Decree No. 2067, during the Presidency of Doctor Salvador Jorge Blanco. It was created in order to . . .overcome the effects of poverty in rural and urban areas, and is comprised of men and women working together with people in communities who are interested in improving their lives and those of their neighbors.
IDDI has the following departments:
Social Promotion: Focuses on topics such as Training and Community, Environmental and Vocational Organization; Child Advocacy and Literacy.
Health: Primary Health Care, Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, Prevention of HIV / AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Physical Projects: Infrastructure, Sanitation, Community Housing and Construction Equipment.
Microcredit Center: Micro-credit business and vocational technical training.
BioIDDI: Research, biofuels, watershed management, reforestation, soil conservation.
Sustainability Center: IDDI initiatives with the private sector with support from the following companies: Karaya, S.A., Blue Nile, S.A., Almacenes de Mercancías CAMI, Cocina Industrial, Hospital Paraíso, Dominican Renewables y CBCX.
Since IDDI’s inception it has been collaborating with the various divisions of the Dominican government, both at the municipal and state level. Furthermore, it aims to develop a corporate strategy based on collaboration with both the international and private sector.
Among the many initiatives IDDI promotes, we would like to highlight: [EcoCiclo[/b], a program that collects recyclable material; Repapel, promoting products made from 100% recycled paper; Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, which is focused on strengthening governance, building local capacity, promoting research and training of human resources; Risk Management Unit, which aims to guide, control and direct the actions of Risk and Emergency Management; Youth Unit, whose overall objective is to promote, develop and provide young people in vulnerable areas with a space for personal growth by promoting healthy lifestyles.