Rebuild for Resilience Dominica

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Raised by 14 people in 14 months
On September 18th, 2017, the eye of hurricane Maria passed directly over the Commonwealth of Dominica as a category 5. The entire country was totally devastated.

To get back on its feet, Dominica needs more than short term humanitarian relief. The country is facing a prolonged crisis.

The Pongovi Foundation has a team on the ground working to implement a strategy to reduce the country's dependence on fossil fuels, agrochemical inputs, and food imports, and transition the majority of homes and businesses onto renewable energy sources. With a country the size of Dominica these goals are attainable with minimal resources, but we need your help.

A Recovery Plan for Dominica

1. Restore access to farms, water supplies and homes. Remove rubble, fallen trees, and clear landslides.
2. Establish slope and water management systems: Terracing, drainage, and planting on edges to reduce erosion and the risk of landslides.
3. Repair and rebuild housing: replace roofs, build highly efficient and disaster resistant homes for those who lost theirs.
4. Set up renewable energy systems in as many homes, farms and community centers as possible.

What We Need to make this happen
Volunteers: carpenters, electricians, mechanics, welders, renewable energy technicians, organic farmers, general handymen etc...

Equipment and Materials

Renewable energy equipment and systems
Dual cab 4x4 Pickup truck(s) - Toyota Hillux or equivalent - For transporting materials and equipment, removing rubble, and delivering relief (we currently have only small jeeps).
Excavator(s) to remove debris, clear landslides and landscape for farming - At least one Bobcat mini-excavator with claw - A full sized excavator would also help greatly for large scale earthmoving
Trailer to move excavator(s), building materials and debris
Chainsaws - w/ bar oil and mix oil
Axes with fiberglass handles - To enable work when fuel is not available.
Industrial Wood chipper (to make mulch and compost from fallen branches).
Cordless drills and saws (preferably Makita)
Communication equipment - Ham radios / walkie talkies
Tents and Tarps

Food: We need non-perishable food items for the local population and for volunteers.

Clothing: Rubber Boots and Work Boots, Rubberized gloves, Socks

Who we are:

The Pongovi Foundation is comprised of an onsite team of Dominicans and immigrants who are 100% committed to staying through the recovery, to rebuild, and put the country on track for a fossil fuel free future. We also have an international team based in the Netherlands which helps coordinate communications globally. For more information, or to ship relief items directly visit
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