Children are the most vulnerable when violence, famine, or disaster strikes. But you can be there for them with your additional pledge of $7 per month!
Bring Hope in Disaster
Time is of the essence when disaster strikes a community. You can bring hope to the hard places in times of disaster by adding a gift below to provide support immediately through Food for the Hungry’s dedicated emergency teams.
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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
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 the 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.
Current communities: 55 | Children sponsored: 7,225