This is the first step in clean water. The advanced purification systems we use protect families and communities from water-borne viruses, bacterias and parasites.
Improving access to clean water for communities allows for education, greater life expectancy and the potential to reduce poverty and put an entire community on the path towards a better future.
Constructing and implementing water filtration systems capable of producing 500 gallons per hour of potable and safe drinking water and employing locals creates project sustainability and economic growth.
Why stop with clean water? With the help of our staff, volunteers and community members we construct multi-purpose facilities to provide food, education and a space for church services in each of the communities we serve.
Impact LiFE’s mission is to engage, educate and empower local communities for safe and successful futures.
Impact LiFE envisions an increase in access to sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene as well as basic health services. This vision goes hand in hand with practical ESL, health and financial education in order to sustainable empower generations, one community at a time.
With scant access to clean water, sanitation infrastructure and education opportunities, the communities we serve are struggling to answer these questions on a daily basis. Communities stricken by poverty, waterborne illnesses and lack of opportunities are fighting to meet these basic needs on less than a dollar a day. Who can you turn to when you’re thirsty and you have no water? Who do you ask for help when you skip meals to give your child your last piece of bread? When all hope seems to be gone, there are selfless individuals who rise up alongside their community to bring change and hope. Impact LiFE invests in local change-makers to empower their communities and cultivates their skills and purpose to effectively serve. By focusing on active community participation and leadership, we are hearing the needs of the population and strengthening the impact.
After a mission trip to the Dominican Republic in 2014, Impact LiFE's co-founder, Deke Alexander, saw firsthand the desperate needs of the community. These critical needs included water, sanitation, hygiene and education. A year later, in 2015, Deke's wife Samantha took her own trip to the Caribbean island and her heart was overwhelmed with the longing to ensure that these basic and crucial needs were met. These trips became pivotal turning points for the couple of 14 years to leave their longtime careers in banking to impact communities in the Dominican Republic.
We wholeheartedly believe in the power of prayer and ask that you lift us up to the Lord for needs to be fulfilled and lives to be changed.
The average family we serve struggles to stretch a dollar a day to meet basic needs. By simply donating the change in your car, we move one step closer to empowering communities and providing the basics we often take for granted.
Join the Impact LiFE team on an unforgettable trip to witness the beautiful history and culture of the Dominican Republic and serve alongside our staff and locals who have dedicated their lives to serve others in their community.
The Dominican Republic has been named the most visited destination in the Caribbean and it’s not difficult to see why. There’s a seemingly endless spread of white-sandy beaches and palm trees that attract thousands of tourists each year to a similarly limitless range of holiday resorts. While these resort towns cater to the wants of tourists, there are many communities in the Dominican Republic that are virtually unseen. These areas are heartbreaking – poor water quality for human consumption, insufficient sanitation infrastructure, human trafficking and a lack of education opportunities. The target areas served by Impact LiFE include remote villages in Veron, La Romana and Higuey, vulnerable urban barrios on the outskirts of Punta Cana, Santo Domingo and Bavaro, and bateyes.