Community 1 - 139 households in Dominican Republic and 12 in the United States
Comunity 2 - 97 households in Dominican Republic and 8 in the United States
Community 2 is also situated in the foothills of the central mountain range, but on the opposite side of Community 1. It is located at roughly 100 km. west of Santo Domingo. The land surrounding Community 2 has been increasingly devoted to intensive agriculture, with a concurrent clearance of forest and pasture areas in the process. Erosion, a common problem in the mountainous areas of all Caribbean islands, reaches highly worrisome levels in this area. Both the government and local NGOs have implemented various projects aiming at a better management of natural resources, with additional funding from international organizations. Water management has been improved through projects focusing on small irrigation and the distribution of water supply for domestic use. Re-forestation projects also achieved some success. Other community projects focus on poverty levels and illiteracy, which remain high.
Community 3 - 125 households in Dominican Republic and 9 in the U.S.
Community 4 - 99 households in Dominican Republic and 9 in the U.S.
Community 5 - 147 households in Dominican Republic and 16 in the U.S.
Community 6 - 149 households in Dominican Republic and 5 in the U.S.
Community 7 - 151 households in Dominican Republic and 15 in the U.S.