Alvaro & Raquel Linan (Santiago Field Director)
Alvaro and Raquel have been on staff with SI since November 2015. They began as the site leaders of the Microfinance Site in Jarabaoca. In June 2018 they transitioned to Santiago to step into the Director role. Alvaro was born and raised in Barcelona (Spain), has a degree in Law and worked as a corporate banker. Raquel, a native of the Dominican Republic, spent two years in seminary in Argentina, where she was asked to serve as a missionary in a small church in Spain. They were married in the late nineties and are now "dad and mum" to two beautiful kids (Oriol and Noa).
Alvaro & Raquel Linan (Santiago Field Director) serve as the directors in the Dominican Republic (Santiago).
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