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The Dominican Republic's geo-strategic location links the United States to the Caribbean and South America. Although its economy is one of the fastest-growing in the region, 30% of its citizens live below the poverty line. The Dominican Republic shares a long border with Haiti, one of the poorest, least developed and least stable countries in the Americas. The poorest areas of the country are to be found both in Santo Domingo, where shantytowns sprawl around the edges of the city, and in remote rural areas. Perhaps the most impoverished district is in the southwest, near the border with Haiti, where thousands of Haitian migrants and poor Dominican families inhabit rudimentary shacks.The Gemini Foundations Project Hope serves the Dominican Republic through donations of goods as well as provides food to the poor. The focus of Project Hope is to bring a lasting hope to the lives we touch.

"We can do no great things; only small things with great love." Mother Teresa



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