Help Waterstone equip and empower 755 families in Medina, Dominican Republic

The Need

4 out of 5 of the world’s poorest people live in rural areas and depend on the land for survival. Yet due to environmental degradation, the land no longer produces enough. Parents struggle to put food on the table, cover healthcare costs, and send their children to school. Often it leaves families caught in vicious cycles of poverty.

In response to the needs in rural Dominican Republic, Plant With Purpose and Waterstone Community Church are using an integrated, holistic approach to community development that addresses three facets of poverty: spiritual, economic, and environmental. We are doing this together in Medina, Dominican Republic, a region with 17 communities and 755 partnered families. Over the last several years, Waterstone Community Church has come alongside the community of La Joya to develop local leadership, create economic opportunity for farming families, restore the land, and increase food security through sustainable agricultural training. Plant With Purpose sees church mobilization as the primary vehicle for renewal and transformation. We support local churches in their efforts to train leaders, share the Gospel, disciple community members, and address local needs.

We celebrate alongside our partners as they overcome challenging situations.
We celebrate alongside our partners as they overcome challenging situations.

Partnering with Families in Medina

For just $1 a day, you can help Waterstone Community Church meet its goal to equip and empower all 755 families in Medina.

  1. Become a Purpose Partner: A partnership of $30 dollars a month will equip 3 farming families to grow more food, build economic opportunity, and experience God-given hope and dignity.
  2. Give a first gift: $122 today will help one family break the cycle of poverty for a year.
  3. Sponsor an entire village $10,000 a year (empower around 80 families!)

As a Purpose Partner,  you receive:

  • Quarterly updates on the transformation taking root in your community
  • A copy of Tending to Eden by Executive Director Scott Sabin
  • Invitations to travel on a Plant With Purpose Vision Trip and witness the impact of your support firsthand

“I’m convinced unity makes a force,” shares Violeta who is a force of nature and an agent of change in her community. On behalf of partnering families like Violeta’s, we thank Waterstone Community Church for prayerfully and generously partnering with Plant With Purpose in Medina, Dominican Republic.

Facts about Medina, Dominican Republic

FAMILIES: 755

VILLAGE SAVINGS AND LOAN GROUPS: 25

VILLAGES:

  • Castaño
  • El Aguacero
  • El Pedrero
  • Guachupita
  • Lecheria
  • Los Algarrobos
  • La Guasuma
  • La Joya
  • La Lomita
  • La Rosa
  • Lecheria
  • Los Algarrobos
  • Los Nuñez
  • Media Cara
  • Reparadero
In response to the needs in rural Dominican Republic, Plant With Purpose and Waterstone Community Church are using an integrated, holistic approach to community development that addresses three facets of poverty: spiritual, economic, and environmental.
Juan Rosario

TESTIMONY

"The group of Plant With Purpose has been a really good benefit to me– it has given me the opportunity to change my life. I have many plans.” Juan Rosario Dominican Republic
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OUR WORK IN THE D.R.

To learn more about our work in the Dominican Republic, visit the country page.
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