Disability & Medical Assistance
Orphans are among the most vulnerable people and need our help and support the most. United Hearts of Mercy supports existing orphanages to provide better care and to expand their capacity to care for more orphans. Education transforms lives and breaks the cycle of poverty that traps so many children. Every child has the right to learn! Our organization does whatever to support this right of the children to get an education by providing schools with all necessary in order for children to be able to study, and fulfill their sports dreams and apply their talents as well as skills.
United Hearts of Mercy provides wheelchairs and other mobility assistance to physically disabled children who are often seen as a burden on their families. Their mobility help makes them more active members of the family and is therefore less of a burden. We are delivering vital medicines. By increasing access to these resources, United Hearts of Mercy prevents illness, treats disease and improves the health of children and their families.
UHM funds small income generation schemes which allow people to earn a living by setting up and running small businesses. This allows people to take necessary steps towards getting out of poverty, through hard work and initiative. We are hoping to expand this project in order to help more people become self – reliant. Many poor farmers in the Dominican Republic are unable to grow enough food to feed their own families, much less sell for additional income. That’s why we also partner with communities to address immediate food needs — but also to grow sustainable food for the future.
Water is a basic component of development and its impact on children is significant and long term. Access to clean drinking water can prevent many diseases, especially among children of the Dominican Republic. This is why United Hearts of Mercy provides clean water to those who have no access to it. United Hearts of Mercy believes everyone deserves clean water, which is why we’re committed to doing everything possible to help solve this issue by building and installing water clean systems we aim to provide locals with pure water.
United Hearts of Mercy ensures that families achieve better nutrition through various activities aimed at improving food production. We intend to work extensively in the implementation of school, home and community gardens for the production of fruits and vegetables, as well as meat, cheese, milk, and eggs.
United Hearts of Mercy responds to natural disasters and conflicts in the Dominican Republic. Our goals are to save lives, reduce human suffering, protect livelihoods, strengthen community spirit and promote peace and reconciliation. Millions are suffering in the inhuman conditions of famine, neglect, and poverty. It is hard to make a right choice to do the most good. Your help will enable us to respond in the areas of the greatest need, to help the most vulnerable children of the Dominican Republic.
United Hearts of Mercy protects children's rights by supporting a good treatment of children in school as well at home. We aim to prevent child labor that is widely distributed all over Dominican Republic. We intend to promote education, and implement emergency preparedness programs focused on children.
A Baseball School
United Hearts of Mercy is seeking a grant for the purpose of building a school with baseball facility including a dormitory. The idea is to give children in the Dominican Republic an opportunity not only to receive a proper education but also to fulfil their dream of playing baseball.
2016 Dominican Republic
On a recent mission trip, United Hearts of Mercy travelled to the city of Puerto Plata to make a big difference in peoples' lives. We gave children education, homes to orphans, and support to families.
Where We Work
The Dominican Republic
In spite of the Dominican Republic's popularity among international tourists, many Dominican families are facing a life in poverty.
The Dominican Republic forms part of the Antilles. It covers the oriental side of Hispaniola, the second largest island in the Caribbean after Cuba. Neighbouring Haiti occupies the other half of Hispaniola, making the island one of only two in the Caribbean that is shared by two states.
Like many other countries in the region, the Dominican Republic remains marked by persistent socio-economic inequality: there is a big divide between the rich and the poor. Among 177 countries, the Dominican Republic is ranked 88th by the Human Development Index (HDI).
Poverty remains a widespread phenomenon in the Dominican Republic. Approximately one fifth of all Dominicans live in shacks, the vast majority of them without access to running water, proper sanitation and electricity. Roughly 20 per cent of the Dominican Republic's population are struggling to make a living on less than two US dollars a day. In a country that is home to hundreds of luxury tourist resorts, one in five citizens is chronically undernourished.
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. An estimated 80% of the residents live in absolute poverty.
Most Haitians live in small, often remote, villages or isolated settlements, with no access to electricity, clean water, or social services. People who work usually can expect to earn no more than $2 a day, hardly enough to but food. Figures for child mortality, communicable diseases, and life expectancy reveal the country’s poverty and deprivation.
Food supply covers just 55% of the Haiti population.
Rural households spend almost 65% of their income on food; the poorest groups spend more than 75% that means Haitians don’t have money left for the health or education services.
Only 50% of Haiti population has access to safe drinking water.
Estimated 55% of people lives even below the poverty line of $1 a day.
Haiti was placed among the worst countries in the world regarding caloric intake per person.
Chronic malnutrition affects 25% of children under five, rising as high as 40% in the poorest areas. Poor diets means many children suffer from micronutrient deficiencies. Anaemia affects 60% of the children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years.
45% of the children who are less than 5 years old suffer from stunting of growth.
There are more that 430,000 children without parents.
Due to high rate of the poverty in Haiti, more than 15,000 children will never go and attend schools.
2 out of 10 children don’t reach the age of five.