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New homes enhance safety and security for Haiti's earthquake survivors

New homes enhance safety and security for Haiti's earthquake survivors

Aug 10, 2012

ACT Alliance members have teamed up to build houses for dozens of survivors of Haiti's devastating earthquake – providing not only a roof over their heads but enhanced stability and security.

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About Dominican Republic
  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Area: 48,072 sq km (18,696 sq miles)
  • Major language: Spanish
  • Major religion: Christianity
  • Life expectancy: 70 years (men), 75 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Dominican peso = 100 centavos
  • Main exports: Ferronickel, sugar, gold, silver, coffee, cocoa, tobacco, meats
  • GNI per capita: US$4,390 (World Bank, 2008)