DOMINICAN REPUBLIC MISSION TRIPS

We offer group and individual mission trips to the Santiago, Dominican Republic area. In just one week, partner with a local church to construct a home from start to finish for a family in need. We offer one model home in the DR with three rooms and a front porch. Finish your trip with a day at the beach.

City Profile

Resting between the crystal clear Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, the island of Hispaniola is home to the Dominican Republic. Not only is it the second-largest country in the Caribbean with upwards of 10.7 million people, but the Dominican also has the Caribbean’s most geographically diverse countryside with stunning mountain scenery, desert scrubland, and breathtaking coastline.

The musical tones of bachata resonate in the air only to be muffled by laughter lingering around men playing dominoes on the street corners. Houses characterized by rough-cut tree limbs, low hanging roofs, and sheet metal painted with bright blues, yellows, and greens are staples in the Dominican countryside.

Its tropical climate and white sand beaches house some of the world’s most luxurious vacation destinations. While the Dominican’s $1 billion tourist industry may give the appearance of a thriving nation, the stark reality is that 40% of Dominicans live in poverty, surviving on less than $1.50 a day, and the unemployment rate stands at a daunting 60%. Families are left in desperation struggling to pay for food, safe drinking water, and adequate housing. Many families have to choose whether or not to put the majority of their income into housing, knowing that there will only be pennies left to provide other basic necessities. Heartrendingly, some families are forced to sell their children into slavery in order to survive. The human trafficking industry in the Dominican is a $9.5 billion a year industry.

By working alongside the Dominican church, Casas por Cristo volunteers help alleviate families’ financial burdens and bring the hope of Christ to this remarkable land. With the provision of safe and secure housing, the largest tangible gift anyone will ever receive, you can proclaim the truth of God’s love not only to a family but also to the community at large.

Want to support our ministry in the Dominican Republic? We are always in need of updating our tool kits and housing facilities. Check out our Amazon wishlist HERE, and feel free to bring these items along with you on your next trip to the Dominican! Give back even more by shopping through AmazonSmile, and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to us when you select Casas as your organization. 

 

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC TRIPS

GROUP TRIP COSTS

2021

  • $11,352 | Groups of 15-25 people | Three/four-room home
  • $220/person | Meals, transportation, and lodging | 6 & 7-day trips (additional $38/person/extra day beyond 7 days)
  • $50/person | COVID-19 test
  • $1,000/project | Deposit (nonrefundable; applied toward final trip fees)
  • Travel insurance and airfare not included (use the Cibao International Airport in Santiago)

2022

  • $10,852 | Groups of 15-25 people | Three/four-room home
  • $240/person | Meals, transportation, and lodging | 6 & 7-day trips (additional $40/person/extra day beyond 7 days)
  • $50/person | COVID-19 test
  • $1,000/project | Deposit (nonrefundable; applied toward final trip fees)
  • Travel insurance and airfare not included (use the Cibao International Airport in Santiago)

 

Dominican Excursion Options

TEAM CASAS TRIPS FOR INDIVIDUALS

  • 2021 Cost: $1,010/person ages 12+ | $220/child ages 0-11 + $50/person COVID-19 test fee
  • 2022 Cost: $1,113/person ages 12+ | $240/child ages 0-11
  • Deposit: $100/person (nonrefundable; applied toward final trip fees)
  • Includes all meals, transportation, lodging, and travel insurance in-country
  • Airfare not included (use the Cibao International Airport in Santiago)
  • Dates:
    • December 27, 2021 – January 2, 2022
      (scheduled – still accepting volunteers)
    • June 5 – 11, 2022
      (at least 15 volunteers still needed by April 5, 2021)
    • December 27, 2022 – January 2, 2023
      (at least 15 volunteers still needed by October 27, 2021)

 

 

** All persons returning to the US by air from a foreign country will be required to get tested for Covid-19 no more than three days before their flight departs and to provide proof of the negative result or documentation of having recovered from Covid-19 within the past three months to the airline before boarding the flight. Check out the CDC Requirements and FAQs. We will facilitate the process of obtaining testing in-country, but teams and individuals will now be charged an additional $50/person fee to cover the cost of the newly required COVID-19 test to re-enter the US.