The founders of Loving Hands United: Karnine Jean-Joseph and Marie Myrtho Abraham are well versed in the Medical field. They have spent their adult lives working with the sick and disadvantaged people. They have worked in the United States as Registered Nurses in both New York and Florida with a combined experience of over 70 years.
They both have dedicated their retirements to volunteering and addressing the needs of the people in the Bateyes.
Our organization have chosen to help the needy in four hundred Bateyes in Dominican Republic. The majority of these people are Haitian which needs have been minimally addressed over the years.
Loving Hands United visited the Bateyes in Dominican Republic on November 2019. During our visit, we provided assistance to 200 people with food, clothing, medications. Most importantly we were able to identify their immediate needs through onsite assessment and interviews.
We will address serious health issues in the Bateyes using a holistic approach. These issues include: malnutrition, HIV, sexually transmitted diseases, vaccinations, sex education, teen pregnancies, infections related to poor hygiene.
Most people living in the Bateyes have no running water and electricity, no formal schooling, no medical facilities or clinics.
Loving Hands United long-term goal is to set up an aquaponic farm in Baraguana, DR to assist Dominicans and Haitians living in the Bateyes to overcome their permanent dependency on foreign give outs and donations. This project is intended to allow them and their families to achieve meaningful economic independence.
Other Project: SET UP AN AQUAPONIC SYSTEM IN BARAGUANA, DR
People in the bateys have experienced limb loss and amputations from accidents as cane cutters. Sugar cane cutters and their families live in these bateys. These people will be provided with medical assistance as required for their specific conditions.
We will provide clinical services through mobile clinics and distribute medications, food to increase the likelihood of people using the clinics, clothing distribution, and use social workers to conduct much-needed programs involved with sex education.