Poor living conditions, poverty and an extremely unequal distribution of income are problems for many in the Dominican Republic. Child trafficking is also a problem with documented cases of children who have been forced into domestic service, street vending, agricultural work and construction, as well as child sex tourism, especially in the coastal areas.
His Hands for the Dominican Republic has established a sponsorship program through which you can sponsor a child in the Dominican Republic to help them participate in feeding, counseling and educational programs. For a monthly fee of just $20.00 for Empowering Action or $25.00 for Colegio Moriah you can sponsor a needy Dominican child. Your sponsorship will help provide them with educational support, counseling, food and spiritual training and help change their life! Note: School enrollment in the Dominican Republic is free but sponsors will also be given the option of making a one-time donation each year to provide a uniform and other necessary supplies for their sponsored child to ensure they will be able to attend school.
Sponsors receive a photo and personal information about the child they are helping including information about how to correspond with their child, if they choose to do so. Sponsors can choose the age and/or gender of the child they would like to sponsor and may continue to sponsor the same child from year to year, as long as the child remains in the program. 100% of your sponsorship donation goes to meet the needs of the children in these ministries. None of it goes toward the administrative expenses of this program in the US.
Sponsoring a child in the Dominican Republic is truly a blessing not only to the child, but to the sponsor as well. The opportunity exists for sponsors to join one of the mission teams traveling to the Dominican Republic and experience the joy of meeting their sponsored child! Would you consider sponsoring a Dominican child today?
If you would like information about how you can sponsor a Dominican child, please contact us. If you would like to view some of the children that are available to be sponsored, please visit our Children In Need page.