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Dominican Republic

Contact Information

Phone: +1 (829) 520-5187

Email: dominicanrepublic@hopewalks.org

Social Media: @HWRepublicaDominicana

46%

Clubfoot Population Enrolled

3

Clinics

2,694

Enrolled Since the Program Began

269

Annual Clubfoot Births

Country Staff

Johanssel Gonzalez

Program Manager

Johanssel Gonzalez is the Program Manager in the Dominican Republic. Prior to joining Hope Walks in 2018, he worked as a Medical Services Manager in Santo Domingo. Additionally, Johanssel has a bachelor’s degree in business management from UASD University and a master’s degree in financial management from APEC University. 

He loves to see the change not only in children’s feet but also on the parents’ faces once they begin to see the positive results of treatment. He feels like he is being used as the hands and feet of Christ to provide families with care that they would not otherwise receive. When he isn’t working, he enjoys studying theology, serving in his church, and spending time with his wife.

Clinic List

  • Robert Reid Cabral Hospital
  • Dario Contreras Hospital
  • Arturo Grullon Hospital
About the Country

When Columbus first stepped foot on the Dominican Republic, colonization began. Although this Carribean nation now stands as a democratic republic, they first gained independence from the U.S. in 1924 and ended a dictatorship in 1961. The Dominican Republic shares the Hispaniola island with neighboring Haiti. In recent years 800,000 Haitian immigrants and refugees have poured into the country to escape poverty. 

Prayer Needs

With the church rapidly growing in the Dominican Republic, Afro-Spiritism often mixes with Christianity, so we pray for God’s true gospel to be heard. We also pray for the Dominicans and Haitian immigrants facing poverty and political corruption. We pray that God’s Kingdom prevails in this nation.