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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

Food hampers reduce risk of undernourishment

With the support of funds, a nutrition and health program was administered in the batey villages of Vasca and Paraiso and in the New Jerusalem community. The program supports malnourished children, pregnant women, and the elderly in the communities. Proinfancia, together with local nurses, provided health check-ups for individuals with a higher health risk and identified families living at risk of undernourishment. Those families who are at risk are supported with weekly food hampers for up to three months to support them in feeding their children.  

Our Dominican partner, Carlos Pimentel, is grateful for the funds and is motivated to continue the health and nutrition program with his dedicated Proinfancia staff and the leaders in the community.

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