Carrera De Palma
We serve in La Vega, Dominican Republic; specifically focusing in the community of Carrera de Palma. This community struggles with unemployment, broken families, and alcoholism. Yet, the people remain friendly and searching for hope. Teams meet the needs of the community, such as medical, dental and job training efforts. Since beginning our work here in 2013, we have watched the community of Carrera de Palma flourish.
Each child enrolled in our program has the opportunity to receive an education and develop life skills. Through you sponsorship, these children will receive daily instruction, tutoring and books. As a child sponsor, you will receive a minimum of two updates per year and monthly updates through email. You have the opportunity to write to your child any time and send them photos. If your sponsor child is able, they will write you back.
After School Program
We partner with an after school program called Soldiers of Christ Child Development Center to ensure both the physical and spiritual needs of the children are being met. Our desire is to show them, and the community, that their hope and joy can be found in Jesus. Each child receives healthy food while at the program and the opportunity for an annual medical check-up.
In 2015, we took our first sewing team to the Dominican Republic to teach ladies basic sewing machine knowledge, machine maintenance and foundational sewing skills. Each sewing team that travels to the DR prepares new skills to be taught beforehand and works with the Dominican ladies from Carrera de Palma to help build upon their sewing skills. These skills are a way for the women of the community to earn an income for their families and take pride in their work.
Ready to Join a Trip?
We assemble and send teams to Carrera De Palma to meet needs of the community. Each trip has a different objective and may focus on needs such as: medical, dental and skills training projects.
The Dominican Republic is also our preferred destination for anyone who wants to bring their family or children under the age of 18.
If you are interested in going on a trip, fill out our trip interest form or contact the office for more information on trip dates and availability.
About the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, shared with Haiti, and is part of the Greater Antilles archipelago in the Caribbean region. Both by area and population, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation (after Cuba), with an estimated 10 million people. Although the capital of Santo Domingo is modern, the remaining portions of the country are comprised of agriculture, rural coffee villages, and many residents live in poverty outside of the beautiful tourist destinations known by visitors. The official language is Spanish and the country is situated in a tropical climate. Dominicans are friendly and open. We hope you'll consider going on a trip to learn more about this culture.