dominican republic

I’m an optimist by nature, so instead of dwelling on a dark ominous cloud, I often try to find the silver lining. On our last day in the Dominican Republic, I spent a couple of […]

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Brian pulled me away from the hand-clapping game I was playing with the children. “Jennifer, now we’re going to meet the child you sponsor. It’s Leuris, right? They call him Chino. I was in his […]

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Compassion

In addition to the heat and humidity that we’ve battled here in the Dominican Republic, on the first day we also encountered mud and puddles. As a woman invited us into her home, we each […]

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My sponsor has one son and two daughters. She loves me. She writes me many letters. I love her very much. –Evry, a twelve-year-old girl, in answer to the question “What can you tell us […]

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Safety Nets

by Jennifer Donovan

Compassion

On my Compassion Bloggers trip to the Dominican Republic this week, it sometimes feels like we are traveling “like a rock star” (well of course we ARE traveling with a rock star). We have a […]

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Compassion

When we think of poverty, we think of the physical side: poor water quality, inadequate healthcare, malnutrition, substandard housing. Yes, people living in poverty do suffer physically in many if not all of these ways, […]

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