Dominica

The Caribbean island of Dominica is in recovery mode. Hurricane Maria made landfall as a powerful Category 5 with sustained winds of 155 mph on Sept. 18, 2017. The massive hurricane caused catastrophic damage island-wide, and Food For The Poor remains committed to helping the people of Dominca to rebuild.

Twenty-nine percent of all Dominicans live in poverty. Unemployment is high, and the country’s economy is extremely reliant upon tourism.