OUR COMMUNITIES: LAS CANAS, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
In this north central region of the Dominican Republic, we focus our efforts on health programs for residents living in the bateys—which are traditionally rural, barracks style communities of transient workers. In the bateys, poor Dominican families and Haitian migrants have limited to no access to public services such as healthcare, education, safe drinking water, or transportation. Distinct disparities exist between these communities and the nearby tourist destination of Puerto Plata.
OUR PARTNER: 7 ELEMENTS
Dr. David Addison, Founder of 7 Elements (7E), first traveled to the Dominican Republic to complete his PhD in Sustainability. After observing the adverse conditions hindering a rise from poverty, he created a program model to utilize the seven elements of human security to provide holistic development opportunities and increase the quality of life. This approach focuses on improving access to environmental, economic, food, health, individual, community, and political security to systematically fight regional disparities.
From the field in the Dominican Republic:
Calling all Volunteers… Due to our continued growth to new sites throughout Latin America & the Caribbean, we’re excited to…
Driving down a rugged dirt road near the coast of the Dominican Republic’s Puerto Plata province, we peeked our heads…
Hernia Repair for Dominican Mother Maselene, a 35-year-old Haitian woman, suffered a hernia several months ago. A mother of seven children,…
Continuity of Care in the DR By Lauren Cottingham Lauren is Timmy Global Health’s new Medical Programs Coordinator in the…