“220,000 Dominican children are officially considered orphans. “ Children of All Nations, 10-1-2019”

“More than a third of the Dominican Republic lives on less than $1.25 a day and over 20 percent of the country lives in extreme poverty.”

“Only 30 percent of children finish primary school.  In a system where education is the road to the middle class, creating economic barriers to education perpetuates a system of institutional inequality.”

“Half of the country does not have access to clean water, and over half of the country does not have sanitary toilets. Healthcare is expensive and hard to find in rural areas.”


Who We Are:
Founded in 1993 in La Romana, Dominican Republic, Orfanato Niños de Cristo consists of two orphanages housing orphans and/or children who have been: victims of abuse, abandoned, or homeless. Regardless of their nationality, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the children we receive with open arms – focusing on education, health and housing.
Our Mission:
To provide children in need with a safe home, adequate nutrition, health services and a proper education, ideally through to college, in order to help them become independent and productive members of their communities.