Dominincan Republic Poverty

Human Trafficking & Prostitution

The Problem

The women of the Dominican Republic (including teens) are involved with trafficking and prostitution for money. It's hard for them to get an actual job because they don't have time to get an education for a job. That leads them to feel like they have no other option in order to make money and support themselves and their family. All of this is leading to pregnancy.

Statistics

Over 50% of teens are having sex before the age of 15. Almost 80% of those girls become pregnant. The Dominican Republic has the highest rate of teen pregnancy out of all the Caribbean.

Living Sent

  • Abstinence education
  • Pregnancy resource center
  • Bible studies and radio program
  • Small business ministry
  • Short term mission teams