The Place and The People
Set amongst swaying palms and picturesque beaches, the small communities of the North Coast of the Dominican are truly a paradise on earth. It’s people echo the scenery, embodying the laid-back, friendly attitude that the Caribbean is best known for.
Underneath this natural beauty, many residents lack some of the most basic resources including access to medical care. A lack of trained physicians, medical facilities and public health education and practices makes it difficult for families who live in these rural regions to manage their health effectively. This is an even larger problem in the communities of Haitian migrants, known as bateys, who lack the rights to these services in the Dominican Republic. Work with the women and children of the North Coast to help fill this gap in medical care.