Loving Hands United visited the Bateyes in Dominican Republic on November 2019. During our visit, we provided assistance to 200 people with food, clothing, medications. Most importantly we were able to identify their immediate needs through onsite assessment and interviews.
We will address serious health issues in the Bateyes using a holistic approach. These issues include: malnutrition, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, vaccinations, sex education, teen pregnancies, infections related to poor hygiene. Most people living in the Bateyes have no running water and electricity, no formal schooling, no medical facilities or clinics. Loving Hands United long-term goal is to set up an aquaponic farm in Baraguana, DR to assist Haitians living in the Bateyes to overcome their permanent dependency on foreign give outs and donations. This project is intended to allow them and their families to achieve meaningful economic independence. Other Project: SET UP AN AQUAPONIC SYSTEM IN BARAGUANA, DR
People in the bateys have experienced limb loss and amputations from accidents as cane cutters. Sugar cane cutters and their families live in these bateys. These people will be provided with medical assistance as required for their specific conditions. We will provide clinical services through mobile clinics and distribute medications, food to increase the likelihood of people using the clinics, clothing distribution, and use social workers to conduct much-needed programs involved with sex education.