The Caribbean island of Dominica continues to rebound and rebuild 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 two years after the storm, as life on the island returns to normal, Food For The Poor is committed to helping families in need in Dominica.
Twenty-nine percent of all Dominicans live in poverty. Unemployment is high, and the country’s economy is extremely reliant upon tourism.