Mission trip to the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic, Caribbean Mission Trip 
June 14, 2010 to June 20, 2010
 
Age Group: Any
Program:  All - youth, college, adult, family 
Application Deadline: 5/1/2010
Status:  Open to applications 
Cost (US$): $585 

Ministry Description: 


Culture and/or State Information
The Dominican Republic comprises the eastern two-thirds of the island of Hispaniola, which it shares with Haiti. Long known for its dominance in sugar production, the Dominican Republic has one of the largest economies in the region. But despite living in one of the Caribbean's leading tourist destinations, the Dominican people are suppressed by unemployment, government corruption, and inconsistent electric service. The power sector in the Dominican has traditionally been, and still is, a bottleneck to the country's economic growth. A prolonged electricity crisis and ineffective remedies have led to a vicious cycle of regular blackouts, high operating costs, electricity theft, and a considerable fiscal burden on the government.

The country is also faced with the migration of an overwhelming number of Haitian refugees, for which they are not financially nor logistically capable of dealing with effectively. Faced with a limited number of jobs and a large influx of Haitian immigrants searching for work, many Dominicans are forced into unemployment or relocation. Also with this large flow of migrants, comes a significant clash in cultures. Often times, Haitians living in the Dominican are subject to human trafficking, slavery, and racial violence..... read more about joining this mission trip

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