Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Human Development in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us
ASOCIACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA MICROEMPRESA

ADEMI is a private non-profit institution, that is neither political nor religious, which was created by Presidential Decree No. 745 of February 11, 1983, by virtue of Law 520 of July 26, 1920, relat . . .ing to organizations with a social interest.
It was founded by Mr. Camilo Lluberes H., together with the national private sector, as a response to the need to address the prevailing problems of unemployment and underemployment in the country.
It started its operations in 1983 in the marginalized neighborhoods of the city of Santo Domingo, with the principal objective to create and strengthen employment through financial and managerial assistance to micro and small enterprises that operate in this urban area. Afterwards, on the initiative of groups and provincial organizations from different regions of the country, it began to extend its program throughout the entire national territory.
In 1988, the Monetary Board approved a license to carry out banking operations as Banco de Desarrollo at the same time that it opened its doors as Banco Ademi. At this moment, ADEMI because the social arm of Banco Ademi.

Banco Múltiple de las Américas

Bancamérica started its operations as a multiple bank in the Dominican Republic in May of 2010. Since then, Bancamérica has been consolidating itself in the Dominican financial market as a bank or . . .iented towards providing tailored financial solutions to its clients. Through its personalized services, it offers innovative financial products which solve the needs of its Personal, PYME and Corporate Bank clients, through its offices at the national level and its internet banking platform.
In January of 2015, Bancamérica began its Bancamérica Goes Green Program. This program is focused on protecting the environment by minimizing the negative effects its operations may generate, and creating awareness in its employees and clients about the importance of protecting the environment. This program began due to the interest of Bancamérica in being an entity that operates in a sustainable manner, taking into account the impact that it has on society and the environment. Bancamérica constantly is looking to enrich the communities surrounding it, adding value to society and being a reference for green community projects.

Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana

The American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic) (AMCHAMDR) (La Cámara Americana de Comercio de la República Dominicana) is a non-profit organization comprised of 2,100 companies . . ., both Dominican and American, that seeks to empower its members to maximize the development of their potential based on three pillars – economic, professional and social – through the facilitation of access to information, opportunities, a best practices culture, respect for the rule of law and corporate social responsibility.
AMCHAMDR is the only institution of its kind with a true presence at the national level through 9 offices throughout the country: Santiago, Moca, San Francisco, La Vega, Puerto Plata, San Pedro, La Romana, Higüey y Baní.
The activities organized by AMCHAMDR are specifically designed to keep its members informed of the most important business world trends, both nationally and internationally. Through its offering of services it strives to, in addition, offer them concrete solutions and opportunities for business and professional growth that succeed in having a positive impact on the economic development of their companies and, as a consequence, of the country.

CEMEX República Dominicana

PATRIMINIO HOY is a program created by CEMEX to offer Dominican families who don’t have access to bank loans the possibility of expanding or improving their homes through the granting of micro-loan . . .s to purchase construction materials, without requirements, at 0% interest.
Through the habit of saving, by means of a programmed goal of a weekly quota, an affiliate of PATRIMONIO HOY receives at no additional cost the Technical Assistance of an expert, who determines the general Budget of the Project, the necessary construction materials and the programming of delivery of the same. This project budget will be valid during the 48 weeks of the plan, that is to say, any variation in the price of the materials will be assumed by PATRIMONIO HOY, providing a savings in materials of 35%.
In addition to the above, the cost of transporting the materials to the construction project and their storage (if necessary) is included at no extra cost.
Created in 1998 in Mexico, Patrimonio Hoy has more than 100 offices with more than 500,000 benefiting families throughout Latin America. The successful history of the program has been shared in diverse forum with business people, governments and universities in Mexico, Chile, Spain, Germany and the United States, including Harvard, Stanford, Cornell, the Tecnológico de Monterrey and the Business Institute of Upper Management.

Centro de Capacitación de ONU Mujeres

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was created in July of 2010, as part of the reform of the of the United Nations, with the unification of resources and manda . . .tes in order to obtain the greatest impact on gender equality. The creation of UN Women (ONU Mujeres) brought together and will further the important work of four components of the UN, with the goal of exclusively focusing on equality and the empowerment of women. The International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW), which was established in 1983, was one of the four components that now forms part of UN Women. This has been known, since 2011, as the Training Center of UN Women at the global level. A Training Center of UN Women (Centro de Capacitación de ONU Mujeres) was opened in the Dominican Republic in 2011.

Centro de Intervención Conductual para Hombres

The Centro de Intervención Conductual para Hombres was established on July 15, 2008, under the jurisdiction of the Office of the District Attorney, headed at that time by Magistrate José Manuel Her . . .nández Peguero.

Centro Educativo Santo Niño Jesús, Fe y Alegría

The Centro Educativo Santo Niño Jesús, Fe y Alegría (Escuela Lecheria) is a formal education center that works in a holistic manner to offer better opportunities for the children that belong to th . . .e community of Batey Lechería, a sector that is characterized by extreme poverty. This public Dominican school (pre-kinder to third grade) is part of the Fe y Alegria network, and is supported by Las Hermanas del Santo Niño Jesús and other national and international organizations.

Centro para el Desarrollo Agropecuario y Forestal

Founded in 1987, the Centro para el Desarrollo Agropecuario y Forestal (CEDAF), formerly known as the Fundación para el Desarrollo Agropecuario (FDA), is a private nonprofit organization that promot . . .es Dominican sustainable development in the agricultural and forestry sector, through training, information, institutional innovation, policy analysis and sector strategies. The Center strives for institutional excellence and high credibility in order to stimulate a competitive agricultural industry that aims to reduce poverty and protect the environment.

Centros APEC de Educación a Distancia, Inc.

Centros APEC de Educación a Distancia (CENAPEC) is a non-profit educational institution, created on April 4, 1972, under the auspices of Acción Pro-Educación y Cultura (APEC).
CENAPEC is an instit . . .ution completely dedicated to the public good, offering educational opportunities to adult Dominicans of limited economic resources. Without receiving significant funding from any institution, the importance of CENAPEC is also founded in the self-sustaining nature of its financing.
Its reason for being is to offer educational programs to Dominican adults, in order to improve their quality of life and facilitate their incorporation into the process of national development. Through our institutional life more than 600,000 students from all sectors of society have benefited from our educational offerings: more than 130,000 graduates have received degrees from the basic and secondary education program.

Chispa Emprendedora

CHISPA EMPRENDEDORA is an organization that is led by a group of young people. The organization Chispa Emprendedora arose out of the necessity of creating social conscience regarding the value added . . . by the entrepreneur, at the individual as well as societal level, transforming dreamers into doers who adopt a culture of entrepreneurism as their life’s work.