Dominican Republic

Why World Vision is in Dominican Republic

After natural disasters, political tensions, food insecurities, and issues within education following the pandemic, the Dominican Republic has fought hard to recover and regain a level of stability in the face of widespread challenges.

Hurricane Fiona disrupted over 1 million lives in September. Many regions experienced damage to water infrastructure, power sources, and more. Inflation is high, particularly for food prices, putting many vulnerable families at risk of food insecurity. Political tensions arose with a mass deportation of undocumented immigrants from the country, and people fear the potential separation of children from their families.

In response to Hurricane Fiona, World Vision staff stepped in to provide immediate assistance with the help of donors: Over 3,200 people were able to receive food and hygiene kits from these efforts. In an effort to fight for children’s safety, World Vision and First Lady Raquel Arbaje brought a law before the Dominican Republic’s congress, appealing for protection and safe learning spaces for children. Additional educational programs are impacting over 1,000 adolescents, empowering them to face everyday challenges with helpful life skills.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Prayer Requests from Dominican Republic

World Vision's staff in Dominican Republic are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • For strength in the face of natural disasters that affect the most vulnerable people in the Dominican Republic.


  • For an end to social inequality that contributes to poverty and a low quality of life.


News from Dominican Republic

Change Makers

Finding a purpose to fulfill

Donors to World Vision’s Every Last One campaign find they not only change lives worldwide but that God also changed them as they stepped out in faith. Here, a woman shares how she decided to get involved and how her life changed as a result.