EAB has initiated various development projects in the communities with which it partners. These efforts have greatly improved the standards of dignified housing, sanitation, public health, and environmental quality available to community residents.
EAB has constructed over 79 new homes or made major repairs/additions. Two community parks and hundreds of new trees now stand in Batey Libertad, providing shade, community meeting space, and recreational areas. There are now over 65 latrines where there were previously none and a free-access community clinic in Franco Bidó, which now provides basic health care and medicine thanks to our collaboration with CrossLink International. Community leaders also conduct preventative health workshops.
We currently support 35 students at university, technical school, and secondary levels from the communities of Batey Libertad and Franco Bidó. To date, 39 students have graduated from high school, four from technical school, and five from college–an accomplishment that would have been impossible without the collaboration of EAB. Many other students eagerly await partnerships. Other community members take advantage of our adult literacy program.