Population: 10.2 million;
Capital: Santo Domingo;
Girls under the age of 18 who have a child: 25%;
Preschool children not in education: 62%;
Rural population without access to safe drinking water: 14%
Plan has been working in the Dominican Republic since 1987, helping poor children to access their rights to education, health, protection and sustainable livelihoods.
Our work focuses on the South West of the country, helping children and their families in 148 communities to empower themselves to lead their own development.
Currently, we are focusing on early childhood care and development as only 35 out of 100 children receive some kind of initial education and it’s an area that receives less attention from the government.