Dominican Republic & Haiti
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 distinguishable in their lively music and delicious cuisine, but perhaps most apparent in their warmth and hospitality.
Although a place of great beauty and abundance of natural resources, both countries experience great social needs, as the disparity between the wealthy and the needy continues to grow. Hence this issue greatly affects the health and quality of life of the vast majority of the population. ISL serves both rural and urban shanty communities near Santo Domingo and areas in the southwestern part of the island, including communities in Haitian territory near the border.