The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola. A large Haitian immigrant population faces discrimination and the question of their emancipation is a major unresolved issue.

There are more than 9.5 million Dominicans and 95% are identified as Roman Catholic. The economy is mainly agricultural with unemployment at 16% and 42% living in poverty.

The unchurched majority is nominally Christian but occultism is widespread and pervasive. As many as 4,000 villages have no Gospel witness.

The Carpenter's Project has assisted in one project enlarging the facilities of a small independent congregation. Photos of some of the work are shown below.