Dominican Republic

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Clean Water, Health, Poverty, Children/Youth, Religion
Relief and development organization helping children worldwide by tackling causes of poverty and developing access to clean water, food, health care, education, and economic opportunities.
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To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.
Afghanistan, Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Niger, Philippines, Uganda, Zambia
Healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God
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Religion, Education
We train church planters around the world.
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Causes We Support

Human Rights
Clean Water
The Dominican Republic faces substantial threats from pollution.1 One town in particular—Haina—was listed as number 2 of the top 10 most polluted places in 2006.2 Located near a closed down automobile battery recycling plant, the town has the highest level of lead contamination in the world and its population reveals symptoms of lead poisoning.3 Moreover, factories and industrial centers emit a total of 15,819 tons of pollutants every year.4 The USAID has assisted the Dominican Republic with conducting climate change vulnerability assessments periodically.5 These assessments will help the government draft climate change policies more effectively.6

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Dominican Republic News

CT Post 
A Dominican Republic citizen was sentenced to 15 months of imprisonment for illegal re-entry into the United States after he was deported, according to the Department of Justice. Luis Manuel Rodriguez Burgos, 36, a citizen of the Dominican Republic ... See more..
Utility Dive 
In the Dominican Republic AES Energy Storage installed two 10 MW battery systems at power plants owned by its AES Dominicana affiliate. AES says those arrays were able to provide critical grid reliability services for the island by improving the ... See more..
Over the past six months, I've taken thousands of photos, released 13 dispatches from the road, visited eight countries, and shot countless hours of footage — all ... See more..
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Focus Taiwan News Channel 
Taipei, Oct. 18 (CNA) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has closely monitored Taiwan's diplomatic ties with the Dominican Republic for "a long period of time," a Taiwanese official said Wednesday in response to a warning that the Caribbean ally could be ... See more..
Electric Light & Power 
AES Dominicana announced that it brought online 20 MW of new battery-based energy storage arrays at two sites in the Dominican Republic, which played a role in maintaining grid reliability in September when Hurricanes Irma and Maria struck the island. See more.. 
FTSE 100 medical technology company ConvaTec is on course for its biggest single day share price fall due to problems moving supply lines from the US to the hurricane-hit Dominican Republic. ConvaTec, which was London's biggest flotation of 2016, cut ... See more..
Miami Herald 
This vacation video went horribly awry. It all started out innocently enough. A Russian woman named Natalia Borodina was enjoying a recent getaway to the Dominican Republic with a pal, reports UK's The Mirror. The newspaper translated Russian ... See more..
Renewables Now 
October 19 (Renewables Now) - AES Dominicana, a unit of AES Corporation (NYSE:AES), announced on Tuesday that it had put into operation 20 MW of new energy storage battery systems in the Dominican Republic. Located on sites in the Santo Domingo ... See more..
Washington Post 
They settled in Sosua, a remote beach town on the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, whose dictator, Rafael Trujillo, had offered Jews safety for a promise to develop the land. This is the story I heard countless times. “It was paradise,” my 89 ... See more..
Port Technology International 
DP World plans to expand its operations at Caucedo Port in the Dominican Republic, expanding a logistics park as well as quayside facilities with a 400-metre berth. Building the new berth is expected to better ensure Caucedo's future as a regional ... See more..
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Caribbean, eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, between the Caribbean Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, east of Haiti

Total 48,670 sq km
Land 48,320 sq km
Water 350 sq km


tropical maritime; little seasonal temperature variation; seasonal variation in rainfall
Natural Resources

nickel, bauxite, gold, silver ;
Natural Hazards

lies in the middle of the hurricane belt and subject to severe storms from June to October; occasional flooding; periodic droughts
Current Environmental Issues

water shortages; soil eroding into the sea damages coral reefs; deforestation


10,219,630 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups


The Dominican Republic has long been viewed primarily as an exporter of sugar, coffee, and tobacco, but in recent years the service sector has overtaken agriculture as the economy's largest employer, due to growth in telecommunications, tourism, and free trade zones. The economy is highly dependent upon the US, the destination for more than half of exports. Remittances from the US amount to about one-tenth of GDP, equivalent to almost half of exports and three-quarters of tourism receipts. The country suffers from marked income inequality; the poorest half of the population receives less than one-fifth of GDP, while the richest ...See More 10% enjoys nearly 40% of GDP. High unemployment and underemployment remains an important long-term challenge. The Central America-Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) came into force in March 2007, boosting investment and exports and reducing losses to the Asian garment industry. The growth of the Dominican Republic's economy rebounded from the global recession in 2010-12 and remains one of the fastest growing in the region although its fiscal situation is weak; the fiscal deficit climbed from 2.6% in 2011 to approximately 8% in 2012. A tax reform package passed in November 2012 aims to narrow this deficit. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$100.4 billion (2012 est.); $96.61 billion (2011 est.); $92.47 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, coffee, cotton, cocoa, tobacco, rice, beans, potatoes, corn, bananas; cattle, pigs, dairy products, beef, eggs

tourism, sugar processing, ferronickel and gold mining, textiles, cement, tobacco