ONE MORE CHILD
The Dominican Republic (DR) is often called the “Jewel of the Caribbean”, sharing the island of Hispaniola with Haiti on the West. Known for its many beaches and resorts, it draws many tourists every year.
Despite growing efforts to fight trafficking in the Dominican Republic, it remains to be a significant problem in the country. More than 40% of Dominicans live at risk of falling into poverty due to economic or climate-related issues. (World Bank, 2023) In partnership with local churches and national government, One More Child has helped construct a community that includes more than 94 single-family homes, a police substation, a community transformation center and a church plant. These facilities and infrastructure offer stability to a rural area that suffers from low reading proficiency and responsive paternal support (according to UNICEF).
OUR IMPACT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Ministry opportunities in the Dominican Republic for short-term mission teams include serving in the 94-home community development in the Dominican Republic. Support our partners in daily activities such as distributing food, providing medical care, helping lead youth ministries and activities that include: singing, Bible stories, crafts, sports, and games.
To supplement the community needs, we have created a robust sponsorship program, which includes a monthly food basket for sponsored children, training for parents in health, nutrition, parenting skills, and regular opportunities to hear the gospel.
In addition to the community One More Child helped construct, we have a hot meal feeding program for children and nursing mothers, providing adequate nutrition and health. We also continue to provide new homes for struggling families in addition to the original 94-home project One More Child partnered with the government and a local church to build several years ago.
YOU CAN Make a Difference Globally
Sponsor a Child
Child Sponsorship meets the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of children all around the world. For only $35 a month you can provide critical nutrition, education, medical care, and opportunities to grow spiritually to a child in poverty. You will also be able to build a relationship with your sponsored child through letters. Join us on a mission trip to visit your sponsored child.
A gift of any size will make a difference in the lives of vulnerable children around the globe. Give a gift today and plant hope and a future for a child in need. Your gift can be used to provide hot meals to hungry children, a clean water well for a whole community, a college education for a young adult, or a safe home for a family in need around the world.
You can change lives through your prayers!
Prayer is a powerful tool, that’s why we invite you to pray for children and families in the Dominican Republic.
- Stable and safe home environments.
- Spiritual mentorship for children and families in our community.
- God’s provision for their physical needs.
- Opportunities that provide a way for families to escape the cycles of poverty.
- Growing ministry opportunities in the Dominican Republic.
Stories of Global Impact
Access Helpful RESOURCES
Thank you for your heart for vulnerable children and families around the globe. Access helpful flyers and videos to share about our global ministry locations with your network of friends and family. If you are joining us on a mission trip, we offer a variety of resources that will help you prepare for and promote your trip.