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Dominican Republic

Kids Alive in Dominican Republic

The people of Dominican Republic are some of the poorest in the Western Hemisphere. You can provide much-needed care and bring hope to the hopeless in this beautiful country. Learn more about our work in Dominican Republic


Call the Locksmith!!

By Meaghen Burge | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Just have to share my most recent adventure in replacing the lock on the apartment door with you all… it’s a long story… but it’s a good one (grab a snack and read away..) I’ve become accustomed to living a FAR LESS streamlined life in Guatemala, so when my key broke off INSIDE the lock of the apartment door yesterday I expected there to be a few twists and turns in getting the lock replaced… but the adventure was a bit more exciting than I expected. Let me set the stage by saying that the door to the apartment is a testimony to security. There is no knob, just a lock welded into a metal door that would be difficult … Read more

Unexpected Rain Showers…

By Meaghen Burge | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Rainy season in Guatemala is typically from May to October and it RARELY (if ever) rains outside of that time frame. However, for the past few weeks we’ve been having rain showers EVERY afternoon … and my sneaking suspicion is that this means rainy season will LAST ALL YEAR this year?!! If it’s already started in February… surely not… maybe?!! In a similar way I have been experiencing a number of unexpected rain showers in the beginning of my second year here at Fuente de Esperanza. I won’t lie… it’s been a bit of an emotional rollercoaster being the ONLY English speaking person in the village. I CRAVE conversation in English and to be able to FULLY express my emotions … Read more

In Over My Head…

By Meaghen Burge | May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

“And You crash over me… and I’ve lost control but I’m free… I’m going under… I’m in over my head… And You crash over me… and that’s where You want me to be… I’m going under… I’m in over my head… Whether I sink… whether I swim… it makes no difference when I’m beautifully in over my head.” As you may know, I returned to the States for a two-month furlough on November 8th to visit friends, family, and raise funds. I will be returning to Guatemala on January 4th to start the coming school year at Fuente de Esperanza. My time in the States has been OVERWHELMINGLY good. God has brought me to the point of weeping simply from … Read more

Kids Alive Projects in Dominican Republic



  • Juniper Tree Children's Home >>
  • Manchay Oasis School and Care Center >>


  • Mission TEC Care Center >>
  • Keeping Familes Together Peru >>
  • Friends of Peru Home and Care Center >>

5 Ways to Support Kids Alive work in Dominican Republic

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Paul & Marcie Cooper

Paul and Marcie Cooper are teachers from Ontario, Canada who began working with Kids Alive over ten years ago. Paul first taught at ANIJA in 2004-2005 and has now been the general director for five years. One of his favourite parts of the job is to take eighth grade students on a mission trip to Caraballo each year. Marcie works part-time at ANIJA and leads a Bible Study for Kids Alive missionary women in Jarabacoa. She also homeschools their three children Melia, Joshua, and Justin in the afternoons. Paul began studying Spanish during a one year Bible program at Heritage Baptist College. He went on to further his studies at the University of Windsor and graduated with degrees in Human … Read more

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