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Dominican Republic: Habitat Dominicana benefits 5,700 families in vulnerable conditions

Habitat for Humanity Dominican Republic manages to benefit more than 5,700 people from different communities and provinces in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and the cyclonic season. The organization was able to impact thousands of families thanks to the generosity of individual donors, corporations, and organizations who, motivated by the need of the most vulnerable, joined the “Homes, Communities + Hope” campaign.

Cesarina Fabián, director of Habitat Dominicana, explains that “the call to stay at home is difficult for a country with a 54.8% labor informality, and where a large part of the families live in houses with qualitative and quantitative structural deficiencies, overcrowding, unconventional electronic systems, among others; in this situation, quarantine or confinement is a frustrating and painful decision because of having to stay in a house with unsuitable conditions.”

To mitigate this situation, Habitat Dominicana reached vulnerable families in communities of San Juan de la Maguana, Azua, San Cristóbal, Haina, Samaná, Santiago and some areas of Santo Domingo.

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