September 5, 2021
Investigation, preparation and a lot of work culminated with the inauguration of Every Day Hope’s clean water project in Pedregal. Community members, leaders, German Embassy representatives and Every Day Hope staff celebrated this climactic moment when a dream became a reality. Several leaders shared an encouraging word.
July 26, 2021
Things are Working Well
The water distribution lines were established. The well drilling company completed the 300 foot hole. A platform supporting storage tanks was built.
June 20, 2021
Second day:Our day began with a full fledged thunderstorm. We all waited for over an hour as the trenches filled with water and lightening lit up the sky. When it stopped, we opened up the ends of the trenches to let them drain.
June 17, 2021
First Day: Our Every Day Hope team arrived first on the scene. Shortly afterwards, a local Pastor arrived. He had a big smile on his face and was dressed to work.
May 6, 2021
Partnership for Change
We have exciting news for 2021! Safe water will be flowing for forty families in a community with scarce resources. Every Day Hope and the German Embassy are partnering together to bring clean domestic water to approximately 150 people.
July 26, 2019
When poverty is prevalent in a community, it is a worthy move to go and make a difference for the families living in that community. This statement is exactly the reason that Every Day Hope’s Livestock for Life program was created. The goal is to improve the financial lives of community members by working a...
June 15, 2019
Collaborating With Communities
Obtaining education in the rural areas of the Dominican Republic poses many challenges. There is a lack of funds for the costs involved and a lack of transportation. In addition, there are poor roads, power shortages, and family needs to consider.
April 25, 2019
Empowering Community Leaders
Fresh and interactive teachings allow the national police to practice scenarios and first aid skills in the classroom. Although the national police are trained, they are always looking for additional training for their officers. Three seasoned law officers from the States brought new and innovative ideas to both the rookie and experienced police personnel.
January 29, 2019
Business Training Brings Hope
The common business person of the Dominican Republic must have ingenuity and be a problem solver. There are many obstacles to becoming self-sustainable in this country; however, through Every Day Hope’s small business workshops people have hope. Professionals from the States, collaborating with Every Day Hope, spend a week dedicating their time to teach and...
July 17, 2018
To Cover and Protect
Providing clean water for 125 families, an Every Day Hope community well needed a housing unit to cover and protect the investment for long term use. The EDH construction crew along with leaders from the community began construction to secure the well pump and all its electrical components. In just two days the shelter was...
June 19, 2018
For the Well of All
In the community of Aguacate, families had to gather their daily domestic use water from the nearby river or purchase it from water trucks. In August 2016, Every Day Hope recognized this need in the Aguacate community and drilled it’s very first electric pump well. Upon the well’s completion, it would only produce...
June 19, 2018
Empowering the National Leaders
Over the past several years, I have been wanting to use my skills, knowledge and talents in order to help others within developing countries in hopes that they would be able to grow in their knowledge as well. That’s when I began to speak with Jim and Renee Larson from Every Day Hope about this...
March 25, 2018
Equipping Communities for Success in Business
This is what I love about working with EDH!! This work creates an avenue for me to invest in people in such a way that their lives can be forever changed.
February 12, 2018
The Villages of Mama Tingo
The mountainous area of Mama Tingo consists of six villages. All the villages are without running water. There are 5000 people without clean water for daily use.
December 9, 2017
Community of El Limon
This rural community is outside of the nation’s capital on a mountainside where there are 1000 people and about 200 homes. They are in need of the Livestock for Life Program where they could raise goats and pigs to provide for food, resources and finances. They currently have a Community Directive organized who are working...
June 28, 2017
Strengthening Those Who Protect and Serve
Being a police officer or a fire fighter can be a highly stressful and dangerous job. Sometimes these occupations come with bad labels and prejudices that are not warranted. Two detectives from the U.
November 1, 2016
Clean water for Aguacate
Every Day Hope along with the generous donations from two organizations, were able to put a well in the community of Aguacate. Not all of the world’s population has access to safe domestic water. Prior to the new well, this community’s water sources were collecting rain water from rusty tin roofs, or scooping up a...
August 28, 2016
Local doctor shares practical and valuable health tips with the community of Aguacate. Knowledge changes quality of life. This workshop provided information about dealing with common diseases, how to prevent contamination in every day practices of food preparation, caring for the sick, safe latrine practices, and maintaining health.
August 10, 2015
Priming the Pump
Every Day Hope is please to announce the installation of our first hand-pump well station. This pump will bring clean domestic water for community members. EDH along with the community cooperative, have formed an alliance to oversee and maintain the hand-pump station.
August 5, 2015
Testing 1, 2, 3…
Every Day Hope had a very adventurous experience in the month of August. A group of engineering students from WVU and Penn St. joined forces to research the possibilities of bringing clean water to the community of Caobete.
June 10, 2015
Paying it Forward
Every Day Hope is on a roll. This past month we were able to “pay it forward” and bless two more families in the town of Sabana Grande de Hostos. Our “Livestock for Life” program, which helps needy families with either a pair of pigs or a pair of goats, was able to introduce our...
July 15, 2014
Livestock for Life Giveaway!
Here is a photo from our first Livestock for Life giveaway. Several happy families went home with some much needed and useful animals to help support their livelihood and the community.
July 5, 2014
Hand Pumps Move Forward
On July 3rd EDH held a town hall meeting in Caobete to determine where the hand pump wells will be dug. At that same meeting the community elected the five member cooperative to oversee the maintenance of the hand pump well project. Hand and hand working together to change lives.
May 27, 2014
Small Business Workshops
EDH has held several business seminars to help existing businesses and people who want to create their own small business. We bring in successful business people from the States to help educate business owners and business students here in the Dominican Republic.
January 27, 2014
Community Rallies for Water Solutions
We have held four town hall meetings in the village of Caobete to determine the best placement of the hand pump well. Also, we are teaching the village how to create a cooperative to oversee/regulate the hand pump well. First meeting was held in January 2014.
January 19, 2014
Meeting with the Mayor of Pimentel
Great meeting with the mayor of Pimentel as we plan out the details for the water filtration project, in partnership with Engineers without Borders, in the village of Caobete. Next step: community meetings.
November 9, 2013
Bookkeeping is an important ingredient of a successful micro-enterprise. Presenter and business owner, Heidi Potter, conducted a two-night presentation at our Every Day Hope Micro-Enterprise Seminar. Today we have a complete day devoted to the nuts and bolts of starting and running a micro-enterprise.
September 13, 2013
Providing Hot, Nutritious Meals for 53 Children
Every Day Hope’s Jim and Renee had a meeting with Carmen, the director of a school in Caobete, about the possibility of providing a hot, nutritious meal for the 53 children in her school on a weekly basis! She is overjoyed with the opportunity.
August 8, 2013
56% of DR lives on wages of $244 USD/mo
56% of the DR’s economically active population lives on wages below 10,000 pesos (US$244.0) a month. Can you imagine trying to improve your family’s quality of life with such a limitation?
June 27, 2013
After spending time in the village of Caobete and witnessing the domestic water problems, EDH created a clean water program. The people of the village are using water from the canal to irrigate the rice fields in the area. The water comes from the river several miles away and other villages deposit their waste in...
April 27, 2013
We started a feeding program in three pre-kindergarden schools and one orphanage in April of 2013. We are currently feeding approximately 550 children weekly.
August 27, 2012
After spending 8 years on the mission field and seeing the injustices, we felt led to create a humanitarian organization to change those injustices. Every Day hope was created in 2012. EDH wants to create sustainable communities not communities that are dependent on others.