Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on World Vision operations
In support of public health recommendations outlined by the World Health Organization, some sponsorship program activities have been temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. Activities may include sponsor queries and correspondence, sponsor visits, gift notifications and gift deliveries. These temporary suspensions may affect the information you receive from us in the coming weeks and months. Learn more
about our response to COVID-19.
World Vision has been active in the Dominican Republic (DR) for more than 30 years and currently benefits more than 21,000 children directly and approximately 340,000 children and youth indirectly. The focus of the programs in the DR are education, child protection and emergencies. We also put a high emphasis on advocacy, particularly in trying to influence the government and its services.
World Vision Dominican Republic (WVDR) is also increasingly collaborating with World Vision Haiti to help address issues on both sides of the DR-Haiti border. Starting in 2023, World Vision Canada is halting its child sponsorship program in the Dominican Republic. But other support offices will continue working with the country through sponsorship.