News & Stories

Dominican Republic


Are you the protagonist of your life story?

Are you the protagonist in your own life story … with God as the author? Join blogger Elayna Fernandez — The Positive Mom — as she meets youth in the Dominican Republic who are becoming leaders in God’s story and inspiring others.


In the Dominican Republic, good news on extreme poverty

Despite continued heartbreak in the most difficult places in the world, over the past few decades there has been incredible progress in the fight against extreme poverty. In the Dominican Republic, Rich Stearns witnessed “the opposite of the usual story of global poverty.” See what this looks like!

From the Field

2013 life frames: Storytelling from World Vision photographers

World Vision’s award-winning photographers travel around the world every year, capturing moments of God’s grace and faithfulness as we follow Jesus’ example to show unconditional love to the poor and oppressed. They bring back stories that inspire us to action and compassion.

Special Features

God made me free

FEB. 1, 2013, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC — Domestic violence, teen pregnancy, and early marriage can derail a girl’s future in the Dominican Republic. But not in Esteban Cuevas’ neighborhood.


Human trafficking: Consequences of congressional inaction

Jessica Bousquette traveled to the Dominican Republic to research how the U.S. government could continue to partner with the Dominican government to address modern-day slavery. She felt overwhelming thankfulness for the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA), the largest piece of human rights legislation to ever pass Congress.