Saman Internet Center

$340 $3,660
Raised Remaining


Help us set up an Internet Center that will generate funds for a Haitian run grassroots community development organization in the Dominican Republic. Empower the community with connection to the web.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Saman is neighborhood with a high population of Haitians living in the Dominican Republic. The Dominicans that live in this community are low income as well as the Haitians. The majority of the households lack work opportunity or the necessary skills to obtain work. The government pays no attention to this community and provides no relief for things such as the continual flooding that occurs, Haitian children with no guardians, and others who die with no one to bury them or take responsibility.

How will this project solve this problem?

Run by a community development organization that works together wtih a few U.S. universities to work toward alleviating some of these community problems, the internet center will provide funds to go toward development and education for the community.

Potential Long Term Impact

Generating funds will allow the Haitian run community development organization to take control and work toward solutions year round rather than only having funds through partnering universities. This will allow them to grow as they serve 500 families

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $340

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $340 .  The original project funding goal was $4,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Caitlin McHale

Winchester, VA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Saman Internet Center