After centuries of dictatorships and war, the Dominican Republic has enjoyed several decades of peace and economic growth. However, much of that growth has been enjoyed by only a small percentage of the population. Ministry opportunities abound in one of two SI bases: Santiago and Jarabacoa. In Santiago you’ll serve hard-to-reach communities on the outskirts of the second largest city in the country. In Jarabacoa, you’ll serve traditional mountainous communities, some of which still lack basic necessities like running water.
Known in the Dominican Republic as the city of eternal spring, Jarabacoa is located in the ‘Dominican Alps’ in the center of the country, just 45 minutes from Santiago International Airport. When you’re not out serving at your ministry site you’ll stay on base and sleep in cabins. For the excursion, teams can go whitewater rafting or hike to one of 3 nearby waterfalls.