It's true! Real estate tourism on the North Coast is very attractive and drawing investments from all over the world. Those investors are also constructing everything from tourist attractions to some of the most attractive get away places in the Caribbean. To meet those construction needs many Dominican families have relocated to the North Coast leaving Government services such as health care and schools overwhelmed.
West Indies Real Estate has stepped up to the plate however, to use the baseball vernacular, and is attempting to make a difference in this growing community. This past year West Indies contributed to Island Impact Ministries Eye Surgical Outreach, enabling us to perform over 40 different free eye operations including Cataract surgery. Island Impact hosts this surgical team from Children’s Hospital in Washington D.C. annually and every year there are patients who can’t even afford the basic costs of blood work for surgery let alone the surgery itself. West Indies made that happen for them this year.
West Indies Real Estate has also pledged further support to our clinic in Sosua where we treat more than 7000 people annually through general medical, dental and eye care clinics and where we evaluate and distribute glasses. For 2009 we will add a lab to provide low cost blood work for our patients, two further surgical outreaches: A women’s surgical outreach from Michigan and a plastic surgery outreach from San Francisco, for children with deformities such as cleft palate and we plan to build a new clinic in La Cienga, a poor barrio in Cabarete.
For more details of the work of Island Impact click here.
A Special Thanks to West Indies Real Estate for helping to make this possible!