Where We Serve

Altagracia

Dominican Republic

Altagracia (meaning “high favor”) is located in the southern part of the Dominican Republic, near the border with Haiti, and is one of the poorest communities in the entire region.  It is the fourth of the five communities Children of the Nations (Niños de las Naciones, as we are known in the Dominican Republic) began ministering to in the Dominican Republic.  Altagracia is a batey (pronounced BAH-tay), one of more than 400 shantytown work camps originally erected in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s to house migrant sugarcane cutters from Haiti.  (To find out more, visit <

Algodon

Dominican Republic

Algodón, located just three miles from downtown Barahona, is the first community Children of the Nations (Niños de las Naciones, as we are known in the Dominican Republic) began ministering to in the Dominican Republic.  Algodón is a batey (pronounced BAH-tay), one of more than 400 shantytown work camps originally erected in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s to house migrant sugarcane cutters from Haiti.  (To find out more, visit The Origin of the Dominican Batey.)

Village Partnership Programs

Barahona, Dominican Republic

Children of the Nations currently has five Village Partnership Programs in the Dominican Republic:

Algodon (est. 1997) 147 children
Los Robles (est. 1999) 163 children

Dominican Republic

Country Overview

History

The Dominican Republic shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and is the second-largest nation in the Caribbean. It continues to be a popular tourist destination for its beautiful white-sand beaches and pristine blue water, picturesque mountains, dazzling waterfalls, and of course, its tropical climate.

Uganda

Country Overview

History

Uganda “the Pearl of Africa,” boasting some of the best scenery in Africa, is composed of lakes, rivers, mountains, and semi-arid lands. It is home to Lake Victoria, Africa's largest lake and chief source of the Nile River.

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