Below please find a list of organizations focusing on Housing and Infrastructure in the Dominican Republic.

Entity Name About Us
Aldeas Infantiles SOS Dominicana, INC

Aldeas Infantiles SOS was founded by Austrian educator Hermann Gmeiner in 1949, in Imst, Austria. He was committed to helping children who had lost their homes, security and families as a result of . . .the World War II. Today, it operates in 135 countries.
In the Dominican Republic, it was founded in the Jardines del Norte on September 25, 1979. The following year, on March 13, 1980, Aldeas Infantiles SOS República Dominicana was officially recognized by Decree 1610 as a non-governmental, non-profit organization, with its national headquarters in Santo Domingo.
In Aldeas Infantiles SOS we work for the rights of children to live in a family. We develop activities for the prevention of the loss of family life, offering alternatives for the care of children who were separated from their families, and we develop political activities to encourage States to provide the necessary conditions so that children can fully exercise their rights.


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.

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.

Fondo Ecuménico de Prestamos de la República Dominicana

Eclof Dominicana is a microfinance institution that offers assistance to productive entities that need to finance their commercial activities.

Fundación IOMG

The Fundación IOMG was founded in 2008 to promote independent thought and the formulation of strategies with respect to legal aspects related to the development of the Dominican Republic.
It arose a . . .s the initiative of a group of professionals and academics who saw the need to strengthen higher education in the country, believing it appropriate to created a foundation dedicated to fostering the development of general education, in the fields of research and formation through through the establishment and support of entities that promote it.
The INSTITUTO OMG (IOMG) was FIOMG’s first initiative to foment research and teaching, constituting an Institute Specializing in Research and Formation in Legal Sciences. It was accredited by the Consejo Nacional de Educación Superior, Ciencia y Tecnología (CONESCYT) in November of 2010 and began its programs in 2012.

Fundación Manos Samaritanas

Created on November 6, 2014, in the principal municipality of El Seibo Province “the day of the constitution of the Dominican Republic,” as the idea of newscaster and marketing specialist Félix . . .Calderón, Fundación Manos Samaritanas has the sole goal of fighting for and with the most vulnerable sectors of society, to change lives. It is a non-profit organization, inspired by individuals without economic resources.
History: On August 19, 2013, I had an accident in which I lost one of my legs and each time that I had to visit my doctor, I appreciated the treatment of the dispossessed, making me think that all institutions should be equal (Félix Calderón).
: We work each day on education, giving our community technical courses for professional development, in different areas such as: English, painting, and computers. And now we are beginning to work in 2017 on accounting, refrigeration, advanced residential electricity, sales, and entrepreneurship, among others in collaboration with INFOTEP.
: We periodically carry out medical missions, and try to be a helping hand to those who are sick by the means within our reach, such as: medicine, wheel chairs, pins for broken legs, support to the last minute, with the support of medical friends as well as from public and private institutions.
Housing: We collaborate to attach roofs and reconstruct houses so that extremely poor families may have a dignified home.
Donations: We deliver baskets with basic foodstuffs, notebooks, pencils, clothes, shoes, and medicine; provide support to students who need to print out school/university assignments, as well as give them access to our institution’s computers for their academic use, etc.; offer talks and lectures through diverse programs and films in the neighborhoods and education centers, where we project through projects and sound, motivating them to be diligent in their studies, have dreams, not engage in age-inappropriate relationships, avoid teenage pregnancy and diseases, and fight for a clear, precise and collective goal.


The Instituto Dominicano de Desarrollo Integral (IDDI) was founded and incorporated in 1984, under Decree No. 2067, during the Presidency of Doctor Salvador Jorge Blanco. It was created in order to . . .overcome the effects of poverty in rural and urban areas, and is comprised of men and women working together with people in communities who are interested in improving their lives and those of their neighbors.
IDDI has the following departments:
Social Promotion: Focuses on topics such as Training and Community, Environmental and Vocational Organization; Child Advocacy and Literacy.
Health: Primary Health Care, Health Education, Maternal and Child Health, Prevention of HIV / AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Physical Projects: Infrastructure, Sanitation, Community Housing and Construction Equipment.
Microcredit Center: Micro-credit business and vocational technical training.
BioIDDI: Research, biofuels, watershed management, reforestation, soil conservation.
Sustainability Center: IDDI initiatives with the private sector with support from the following companies: Karaya, S.A., Blue Nile, S.A., Almacenes de Mercancías CAMI, Cocina Industrial, Hospital Paraíso, Dominican Renewables y CBCX.
Since IDDI’s inception it has been collaborating with the various divisions of the Dominican government, both at the municipal and state level. Furthermore, it aims to develop a corporate strategy based on collaboration with both the international and private sector.
Among the many initiatives IDDI promotes, we would like to highlight: [EcoCiclo[/b], a program that collects recyclable material; Repapel, promoting products made from 100% recycled paper; Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Development, which is focused on strengthening governance, building local capacity, promoting research and training of human resources; Risk Management Unit, which aims to guide, control and direct the actions of Risk and Emergency Management; Youth Unit, whose overall objective is to promote, develop and provide young people in vulnerable areas with a space for personal growth by promoting healthy lifestyles.

Mariposa DR Foundation

The Mariposa DR Foundation is a US 501(c)3 and Dominican non-profit organization that works to educate and empower adolescent girls to end the cycle of generational poverty.

TECHO – República Dominicana

TECHO is an organization that is present in Latin America and the Caribbean which seeks to overcome the circumstances of poverty in which thousands of people live in precarious settlements, through t . . .he collective action of the inhabitants and young volunteers. TTECHO Dominican Republic becomes an active NGO on 2009.