Dominican Republic

In 1979, Food for the Hungry (FH) provided relief assistance to survivors of Hurricane David and Tropical Storm Federico in the Dominican Republic. From that point, FH began working with the poor in the Dominican Republic and now serves 27 communities. Click on icons to read more about how FH works in the Dominican Republic.

Regional map of Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic Facts

Santo Domingo
46 percent of the population has inadequate access to proper sanitation
21 percent of the population is undernourished
26 percent of the population has inadequate access to water

Our Work in Dominican Republic


67 pastors received training last year in leadership and discipleship last year. 1400 children attended children’s ministry programs last year.

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Last year, 4,000 children received assistance to stay in school and learn skills to leave poverty behind. 67 teenagers received a secondary education or attended trade school.

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Last year, 10,000 children received parasite treatment to fight malnourishment.

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Income Generation

Last year, 200 people benefited from construction projects with 10 communities participating in building projects.

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Last year, 1,000 people benefited from FH clean water programs. With so many people having inadequate access to clean water in the Dominican Republic, these programs are vital.

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