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Dominican Republic 2018

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

For many, the Dominican Republic brings to mind silhouettes of coconut trees lining white sand beaches. While this image may be true for luxurious Dominican resorts, most of the island's ten million inhabitants live hours from a beach. Luckily, coconut trees grow abundantly inland as well as on the coast. From a young age, kids learn to climb the trees to knock down enough coconuts to share with all. But watch out below! Coconuts can weight up to five pounds. ¡Cuidado!
– Claire Dal Nogare ©2016
PCV Dominican Republic 2014–2016
Youth, Families, and Community Development

República del Perú
Western South America

Area 1.3M km2 (54th)

Population 30.4 mil (23/km²)

Gov’t Constitutional Republic

Capital Lima (9.9M)

GCP/capita $12,300

Unemployment 9%

In poverty 26%

Life expectancy 73 yrs

Infact Mortality 20/1K live births

HIV/AIDS < 1%

Literacy 95%

Languages Spanish, Quechua, Aymara

Religions Roman Catholic 81%, Evangelical 13%, other 3%

Labor Force Agriculture 26%, industry 17%, services 57%

PCVs 1962–1974, 2002–present CURRENT: 243; Youth & Community Economic Development, Health, Environment; TTD: 3,475