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Santo Domingo | Dominican Republic

Community development

Community Development - Dominican Republic
In progress
Project Status
In progress

Together with our international partner, Carlos Pimentel, HFL comes alongside local leaders in rural communities in the Dominican Republic. We mainly work in the community New Jerusalem and the batey villages Vasca and Paraiso.

New Jerusalem is a community close to the outside of Santo Domingo. Carlos works together with the local community leader and pastor, Eddyson Duclair, and his wife, Nancy. Their dream is to develop the community and serve the people that comprise it. There is currently a preschool with 81 children and the same school is used as a Haitian and Dominican Church.

Batey Vasca and Batey Paraiso are close to the town Consuelo. Both communities are part of the same sugar cane field where one company owns the factory. Carlos Pimentel is motivated to support the local leader and pastor, David, and his wife Ana, and together work on developing the communities. There are numerous opportunities to focus on in the batey villages and New Jerusalem.

Carlos and the three organizations that he works for, provide all kinds of development programs in the communities where the need is multi-dimensional, and the problems are complex. Hungry For Life is looking forward to supporting the projects our partner is carrying out.

Latest update

Preschool and Community Center near completion!

In New Jerusalem the focus has been on the pre-school building. With support from the HRC Jordan and Calvin Christian teams, funds became available to construct the office building, kitchen, wall, gate, and a new classroom. The school is almost finished and is fully operating, providing quality Christian education to 95 students.  

The hope and dream of the leadership team is that the school will continue to grow, and that it will impact the lives of many children in the community.  

In batey Vasca, the construction of the Community Center is almost finished. The GIVE, HRC Jordan, and the Calvin Christian teams all contributed to renovate the building after it was destroyed by a hurricane.  

The community building is now a place where the community can gather for various activities, serving as an important location to celebrate, to mourn, and to connect with each other.

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