The Asociación de Hoteles Romana Bayahibe (AHRB) announced a series of initiatives that have been developed to strengthen and support the local population, reaffirming its commitment to the community and its quality of life.
These actions respond to AHRB’s concern for its environment and the need to provide solid support in times of difficulty.
The first of these actions focused on the reconstruction of homes that were severely affected by Hurricane Fiona in September 2022, which hit the northeastern part of the Dominican Republic.
The AHRB took on the responsibility of helping affected families in the province of La Romana, providing significant support in the recovery of their homes. This effort was carried out in collaboration with companies of the destination and the Habitat for Humanity organization, who are in charge of the construction process, providing a team of engineers who join forces to achieve a safe and sustainable result with alternative materials that guarantee housing, with the intention of providing a dignified shelter to those who need it most.
Concrete actions in this reconstruction process included the repair of damaged zinc roofs, as well as the installation of safe electrical systems and the replacement of dirt or dilapidated floors with concrete pavements. These interventions are aimed not only at restoring housing structures, but also at ensuring the long-term safety and comfort of the families living there.
The second action announced by the AHRB is a detailed study of the supply and demand of social housing for hotel employees in La Romana and Bayahibe. The study aims to understand the current and future housing needs of the local population, and to develop strategies to effectively address them, recognizing the importance of providing decent and affordable housing for residents in the area, thus contributing to the well-being of the community as a whole.
“We are fully committed to the well-being of the community. Our goal is to offer a better quality of life to Dominicans” stated Ana García-Sotoca, executive director of the Romana Bayahibe Hotel Association.
She explained that “as well as promoting the good use of natural resources and guaranteeing basic aspects such as security, access to decent housing, reducing economic inequality and sustainable consumption, hand in hand with an organization as relevant as Habitat”.
The AHRB reaffirms its commitment to the community of La Romana and Bayahibe and will continue to work hand in hand with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity to improve the quality of life of its residents. These actions are a testament to the active role played by this guild in building a brighter future for the region and its people.