A New Well: Clean Water for the Sol Naciente Community

Published May 4, 2021

After years of hard work, the community of Sol Naciente and the Village of Once, El Salvador, has a new well and clean running water pumped into the homes of 38 families. 

What began as a mission trip of Molloy College and Dominican College to help the village of Amityville Dominican Sister Flor Buruca, blossomed into a beautiful relationship between its people and the building of a new well.   

The problem was that Sol Naciente - a community of displaced people - had been sharing well water with a neighboring town. Villagers did not have access to the existing well every day because it was drying up. They walked miles to get the water three to four times a week and the storage of the commodity was often unsanitary.  

Now, clean water is delivered to their homes! Each family will pay $6 a month. 

"My heart is filled with joy knowing the beautiful people of Sol Naciente and the neighboring Village of Once are now receiving clean water," said Amityville Dominican Sister Diane Capuano, former campus minister at Molloy College. "This Water Project was a labor of love. I can’t wait to go back to Sol Naciente to see the well and, of course, to be with the people. Hopefully, a group of us will return in January 2022 to continue to assist Sister Flor in this Dominican Mission."

Thanks to the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville and Blauvelt, global and local Rotary Clubs, Molloy College and, Dominican College for all their efforts.

Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville
Contact Information: 

Communications Department of the Sisters of St. Dominic of Amityville

631-842-6000 ext. 226