Vallejuelo: Our Women’s Program in Vallejuelo is now completing its third-year with nearly 50 single moms and close to 300 children participating. These women have learned baking, beauty salon and sewing skills that they will use to support their families. Many have come to Christ and all have a new sense of self-worth and confidence.
We are currently working to move out of our rental space and secure a new site in Vallejuelo which will include space for a bakery/café, beauty salon and boutique. We are continuing to raise funds to purchase the equipment we need. Our site is located on the main street, and this new Christian business enterprise will raise awareness in the community. These women will ‘pay forward’ a percentage of their profits to help launch new women’s programs across the DR.
San Juan de la Maguana: In early 2019 we launched our second Hope and a Future Women’s Program in San Juan. Pastor Junior Ramirez and his wife are now working with a group of women at his church Methodiste Libre.