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CarePoint Highlight: Pontezuela

CarePoint Highlight: Pontezuela

   Halle Erwin
   12 April 2019

Pontezuela is located in Santiago, the second-largest city in the Dominican Republic. Despite the fact that Santiago is a well-developed province, it has very impoverished sectors, and Pontezuela is one of them.

The population is a majority of Haitian immigrants, who have large families but lack the resources to provide for them. Many of the people here work in the city cleaning houses, informal vendoring (like fruits and vegetables), and in construction.

Children lack the supervision of adults who move to the city to work daily or weekly, which makes them vulnerable to crime. Many of the children also do not attend schools due to lack of birth certificates, resources for materials and uniforms, and the lack of tutors who responsibly prioritize education.

The CarePoint is a place for the children here to be loved and shown hope for a good future. Among the children believing for a better future is sweet Anisia.

She is loving, yet shy. In her free time, she loves playing with dolls and toy cars. In school, she is progressing well. Art class is her favorite part of the day.

When asked what she’s learned since attending the CarePoint, she replied, “Jesus is the son of God.”

Because of people like you, Children's Cup is transforming the lives of children around the world and in this community. 

Your generosity equips us to provide physical, spiritual, educational, and economic support.

Together, we can continue doing the work to see Every Child a Whole Child!

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