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Dominican Republic

What Love Can Accomplish

Resembling a small town, Casa Santa Ana is situated in the middle of two extremes; poor migrant sugarcane farmer settlements (bateys) and professional US baseball leagues.

The backdrop of the bateys has enabled our family to truly serve the most vulnerable. Located near the town of San Pedro de Macoris, over 220 children live in 15 family-style homes on our own property.

Through a benefactor, a large plot of land was purchased and construction began on the NPH village of Casa Santa Ana and in September 2005, the family moved into their new home. The facilities consist of two school buildings, volunteer house, administration building, chapel, central kitchen, multi-purpose center, clinic, three visitor homes and four homes for staff. The property also includes a greenhouse, gardens, playgrounds, basketball court and baseball and soccer fields.

Casa Santa Maria, also referred to as the “Haiti House,” is an outreach program located inside our DR home for children from Haiti with cancer. Referred from our St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Haiti, the children and a parent stay us while receiving radiation therapy in the capital, Santo Domingo.

Country Facts

  • Number of Children living in the home: 222
  • Total Child Population: 303
  • Kindergarten Graduates: 3
  • Primary Graduates: 15
  • High School Graduates: 2
  • University Students: 0
  • Volunteers: 18
  • Childcare workers: 48

Responsible in Dominican Republic

Kieran Rigney

National Director Dominican Republic


Kieran learned about NPH in 1988 from a story written in a local newspaper in Ireland. He was so intrigued that he applied to be a volunteer and was accepted at NPH Haiti. Little did he know that he would spend the next 20 years with NPH, eventually opening a home in the Dominican Republic in 2003. where he serves as the National Director.

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