One of the dynamic women of the 21st Century, the First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Dr Margarita Cedeño de Fernández, met with our team to discuss the founding of Orphans International Dominican Republic.
Ambassador Lara-Peña met us at the airport and in minutes we were through Immigration and Customs. The Ambassador was firmly committed to the children of the Dominican Republic and had already established a project for orphans and neighborhood children in his own countryside hacienda. We were able to visit his project and were very impressed by it. The Ambassador’s project had stood the test of time and promised to continue long into the future. It featured a community health clinic, a computer laboratory, and homes for kids. In fact, it looked very much like an Orphans International project minus the international component.