The Dominican Republic is a Caribbean nation that shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Though known for its pristine beaches, all-inclusive resorts and golfing, it has a varied terrain comprised of rainforest, savannah and highlands, including Pico Duarte, the Caribbean’s tallest mountain. The Dominican Republic has the largest economy in the Caribbean and Central American region. Though long known for agriculture and mining, the economy is now dominated by services. Recent growth has been driven by construction, manufacturing and tourism.
- Capital: Santo Domingo
- Population: 10.77 million
- Language: Spanish
- Baseball is the national sport and is enjoyed as a family activity. More than 500 baseball players in the MLB have hailed from the DR.
Our History in Dominican Republic
In 1979, Food for the Hungry (FH) provided relief assistance to survivors of Hurricane David and Tropical Storm Federico. Soon after, a field office was established in the capital city of Santo Domingo to reach vulnerable communities in the western and central regions of the country with humanitarian assistance and child development programming, making this one of the first and longest-running field offices within FH. Since then, FH has focused efforts on community development including livelihoods, health and education.
Stories From Dominican Republic
Children living in El Kennedy, a community in the Dominican Republic (DR), didn’t always have access to an education, clean water, and medical resources. They had little or no hope of ever finding a brighter future. The area was designated as part of the DR’s vulnerable population. The World Food
Have you ever spoken confidently about God’s power to rescue in a situation, but secretly wondered if He really would? Dr. Larry Ward, who founded Food for the Hungry (FH) more than 50 years ago, trusted God for great things. However, sometimes God didn’t respond in the way Dr. Ward