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Established in 2019, Mentors Dominican Republic serves some of the most at-risk communities in the region. Due to drastic income inequality, 32% of the population lives below the poverty line of $5.50 per day.
The Dominican Republic is also a source and destination for men, women, and children subjected to sex trafficking and forced labor. It’s estimated that between 60,000 and 100,000 women work as prostitutes. In addition, many families don’t have proper documentation, which prevents children from attending school and parents from applying for jobs.
Through partnerships with local organizations, we are able to help survivors of human trafficking, recent immigrants, and poverty-stricken families to achieve sustainable self-reliance.
We provide personalized training to help them make sound business and financial decisions, as well as classes that teach life skills and foster leadership and commitment. Mentees also receive ongoing mentorship and, if beneficial to their goals, will be able to receive small loans and other financial solutions that they otherwise would not have access to.