The Results of our work

The Batey Relief Alliance’s humanitarian mission is guided by the philosophical principle that the plight of the poor cannot be alleviated solely through simple “hand-outs”. The affected populations must be allowed to fully engage in defining the core of their problems, and through adequate support, finding their own solutions.

mvSince BRA’s presence inside the Dominican bateyes, for example, the marginalized populations’ socio-economic conditions have improved: health care is freely accessible and essential medicines are affordable regardless of money; rates of diseases and mortality have reduced; AIDS sufferers are living longer; lives are being saved; a sense of self-worth has been elevated; and productivity is on the rise again. Praised by the US Department of Agriculture in 2013, “Batey Relief Alliance is one of the best NGOs in developing countries…”

Additionally, BRA’s humanitarian work has attracted the involvement of many high profile personalities, including Dominican-born former baseball Manager of the Kansas City Royals, Tony Pena, former US President, Bill Clinton, etc. In his support for the BRA on September 10, 2005, President Clinton said the following, “…The Batey Relief Alliance is doing important and difficult work. They need our continued support.”

Our work has been successful, in part, because of the unique ability we develop to form bona fide alliances with our strategic partners; collaborate with local NGOs; and work with volunteers. Most importantly, we continue to maintain with the local populations a relationship based on mutual trust, respect and cultural understanding. Such rapport has permitted us, so far, to work in their environment and serve them. We will continue to act in the same capacity to achieve our long-term goals and objectives on their behalf.

Synopsis of our work results by country

Dominican Republic
2 Modern medical facilities built
1 HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment unit Installed
1 Ambulance available
1 Mobile medical clinic available
12 Clean water systems built
14 latrines built
2 Agricultural production Units developed
1 Food distribution program created
1 Agricultural Cooperative created

  • 60,000 patients annually receive comprehensive medical services
  • 160,000 receive indirect services
  • 12,800 people annually receive free nutrition
  • 62,000 children annually receive multivitamins/deworming medicines
  • 850 people living with HIV/AIDS annually receive complete health and HIV/AIDS ARV treatment

1 Women Empowerment program created in Southeast border regions
1 Department-wide Women Network created in Southeast border regions
150 Women access microcredit and start small businesses
34 Vegetable garden created
1 Food distribution program created
1 Clean water system created

1 Maternal-Child Health program created