Santo Domingo.- The president of the non-profit organization Techo RD, Miguel Cunillera, expressed his concern about the housing deficit in the Dominican Republic that affects one million 500 thousand people with low economic income, and urged the authorities to continue increasing efforts to reduce this wide gap of social inequality.
The local leader of the international NGO invited the private sector and the population in general to join the actions that seek solutions to this problem, such as the fundraising campaign “La Gran Colecta”, which will be carried out simultaneously in five provinces. next weekend, organized by Techo RD, with the support of Banco Caribe.
The information was offered at a meeting held at the main office of Banco Caribe, on Avenida 27 de Febrero, led by Cunillera, by the executive president of the financial institution, Dennis Simó Álvarez; John Barush Soto, executive director of Techo RD, among other executives of both institutions.
Cunilla explained that, after a break of years and under the slogan “Dreaming for a Roof”, members and volunteers of Roof RD will be with piggy banks receiving financial contributions from the public in strategic points and roads of Greater Santo Domingo, San Francisco de Macorís, Santiago and Bonao, from 8 in the morning to 6 in the afternoon, next Friday the 3rd and Saturday the 4th; and on Sunday 5, from 8 in the morning until 1 in the afternoon.
The president of Techo RD pointed out that, despite the pandemic, in the last two years this campaign has raised funds that have made it possible to build emergency homes, deliver water filters, hand-washing stations, and collect information in La Piña, El Progreso IIB and La Paz, Los Alcarrizos, and the implementation of work groups in El Génesis, in Boca Chica.
While the executive director of Techo RD, John Barush Soto, invited the population to join this fight against poverty, “with the aim of contributing to a more just, equal and integrated society”, to reach the goal of collecting this year it is RD$1.8 million.
He indicated that donations can be made by directly approaching the volunteers identified with the Techo RD t-shirt and piggy bank in the form of houses, through transfers in the current account number 4150073231 of Banco Caribe, or by entering the website www.TechoRD.org .
On his side, the executive president of Banco Caribe, Dennis Simó Álvarez, affirmed that in 2021 that entity granted housing financing for more than one billion pesos, and expressed his satisfaction for supporting the Great Collection for the sixth consecutive year and assuming the economic and social challenges of Techo RD which he defined as “supportive allies”.
He highlighted that “as a socially responsible institution and with enthusiastic and committed volunteers, Banco Caribe supports logistics and solidarity to Techo RD in its mission to reduce poverty and meet the strategic objectives of social sustainability, transform people’s lives, which is our institutional purpose.
He praised the alliance between Techo RD and Banco Caribe that managed to sensitize dozens of volunteers from the financial institution to build ten emergency houses and paint another fifteen, participate in community surveys and donate water filters, impacting dozens of families in different vulnerable sectors of the country and important sustainable development goals.