The Dominican Republic and Haiti, two sovereign nations with completely diverse cultural and historical identities, share a beautiful island located right in the heart of the Caribbean known as La Hispaniola. The spirit and charm of their people is evident in the nation’s lively music and delicious cuisine and especially the cultural value of hospitality.
The DR faces significant challenges in regards to economic stability, national health care, and ethnic relations. High levels of immigration to the DR from its neighbor Haiti have caused cultural and ethnic tensions between Haitian and Dominican people. ISL Dominican Republic partners with communities in many of these “buffer zones” along the border.