The Caribbean island of Dominica is rebounding after Hurricane Maria made landfall as a powerful Category 5 with winds more than 155 mph on Sept. 18, 2017. The massive hurricane caused catastrophic damage island-wide. More than a year after the storm, as life on the island returns to normal, Food For The Poor is committed to helping families in need in Dominica to rebuild their lives and communities.
Twenty-nine percent of all Dominicans live in poverty. Unemployment is high, and the country’s economy is extremely reliant upon tourism.