ASOCIACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA MICROEMPRESA (ADEMI)

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, relating 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.

General Information

The Team

Management Team:

Raúl Lluberes De Ferrari, President
Bernardo Vega, First Vice-President
Ramona Rivas, Second Vice-Presidente
Hugo Tolentino Dipp, Treasurer
Diana Roca, Secretary

VOCALS:
Juana e. Rodriguez Vda. Ureña
Lourdes Camilo de Cuello
Práxedes Castillo Báez
Práxedes Castillo Pérez
José Israel Cuello
Norman Van Arsdale
Manuel Cáceres Troncoso
Jesús María Hernández
Ramon Nuñez Ramirez

Executive Director:
Cesar Nanita

Board Members:

Mr. Raúl LLuberes De Ferrari, President
Mr. Cesar A. Nanita, Executive Director
Ms. Flavia Infante, Project Coordinator

Contact Information

  • Telephone: (809) 732-4411
  • Email: finfante@ademi.org.do
  • Address:

    Calle Madame Curie 21, La Esperilla, Distrito Nacional, Santo Domingo

  • Website: http://www.ademi.org.do
  • Social Networks:

Contact Person

  • Name: Flavia Infante
  • Position: Project Coordinator
  • Telephone: (809) 732-4411
  • Email: finfante@ademi.org.do

Operation

  • Type of Organization: Non-Profit Organization
  • International Affiliations:
  • Years of Operation: Since 1983
  • Number of Employees: 7
  • Number of Members: N/A
  • Number of Volunteers:

    N/A

  • Sources of Funding:

    Self-sustaining

  • Products/Services:
  • Total Income: For 2014 RD$67,916,231
  • Total Expenses: For 2014 RD$43,371,613

Mission/Vision

ADEMI integrates, evaluates and promotes programs that support sustainable community development in the areas of education and culture, health, environment, and gender equality in order to improve the quality of life in the Dominican Republic.

It offers financial and technical assistance, and has the capacity to support, evaluate, monitor and document programs and projects in the areas mentioned.

ADEMI is not an institution that implements projects, but rather that helps others do so through partnerships and alliances. Each year it reserves contributions for known institutions that have carried out work in compliance with all of ADEMI’s requirements. This strategy allows the institutions to develop projects in the long term while their initiatives are sustainable.

Primary Programs and Projects

Education/Culture

Complete Program/Project Financial Education for children, adolescents and adults using different methodologies, educational materials and approaches. (Hispanic classroom, Junior Achievement Dominicana, Barna Business School, Smart Investments, Semana PYMES, Central Bank of the Dominican Republic).

Citizen/Consortium Civic Education Project of the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra.[/] Strenthening civic and citizenship education.

Projects on the start of the school year in various schools regarding their preparedness, as well as a training and modernization of learning program for teachers that is sponsored each year by ANJE and Fundación Ayuda a Crecer in Cotuí, Dominican Republic.

Project on the Strengthening of Non Profit Orgaizations /Alianza ONG.

Project on the Creation and Spreading of the Didactic Briefcase/Regional Archeological Museum of Altos de Chavón. A tool which allows content mobility to the Archeological Museum of Altos de Chavón.

Joven Filarmónica Dominicana/Fundación Sinfonía (Young Dominican Philharmonic/Symphony Foundation), supports projects integrating young people of scarce resources into its programs.

Support projects for summer camps (Canillitas con Don Bosco, Canillitas con Laura Vicuña, JOCOPAGUA, Casa de la Juventud Pastoral Juvenil, Asociación de Damas Salesianas) for the eradication of delinquency and the holistic formation of young people during the summer, and the prevention of teen pregnancy.

Health
Projects that support a number of institutions and consortiums dedicated to offering solutions to people of scarce resources. These projects include: purchase of supplies for public hospitals, asylums, and orphanages; purchase of medicine and special therapy for children and adults with cancer; supplies for institutions that offer services to children with heart problems; workshops on HIV prevention; materials for institutions that offer help to children with special needs (Down Syndrome, Autism) and that offer special programs to children and adults.

Environment
Projects on the protection, awareness and creation of specially protected areas such as the banks of the Ozama and Isabela rivers, the absorption area of the Reserva Científica Loma Quita Espuela; Reserva Científica Ebano Verde; Montaña La Humeadora; the micro basin area of the Haina Duey; coasts and biodiversity in the Punta Cana area, and the oceans that border the island, the Colonial City (being the doorway to the city of Santo Domingo). Focusing on the importance of taking care of these spaces and creating consciousness on the impact and effects of climate change on social, economic and human development on the island.

Projects on the Introduction to the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle). Environmental education projects using modules and video chats that they share with the general public as a way of raising consciousness about the impact on our country and the world of climate change.

Creation of an Academy for Environmental Cinema with these same goals.

Projects for the creation of habits of better agricultural practices such as school vegetable gardens, as a way to educate communities about better ways to plant and harvest their products, assuring their food production in a way that does not damage the environment or their natural resources.

Support to forums, seminars, and workshops that disseminate, raise awareness about and train on how to care for our surroundings and lessen the effects of climate change.

Gender Equality

ADEMI supports programs implemented by the institutions Tu Mujer in Monte Plata, and the Center for Gender Studies at INTEC, which promote the formation of support networks for abused women, and offer training in the prevention of family violence and child abuse. In the last three years to date, we have helped a network in Bayaguana, one in Herrera and we are supporting a third in the Barrio María Auxiliadora of Santo Domingo. These Networks are made up of community leaders, facilitators, and authorities that have in their hands cases of abuse against women (fiscalias barriales). We have initiated another program with Cesal Dominicana in the Vicente Noble area, Barahona which seeks to teach habits and develop entrepreneurial spirit in women creating small businesses for the selling of the higüero.

With CENAPEC this year we have begun supporting their program Build Your Dream directed at pregnant teens who have the goal of obtaining their technical degrees and geared to develop in them the skills to begin small businesses and to not give up due to the fact that they are single pregnant mothers.

These are the main programs/projects that we support, reaffirming the fact that ADEMI is not the implementer but rather the donor. We aid, contribute to and monitor the projects from their beginnings, and we try as as a strategy to ensure that the community gets involved in the implementation of the project. A new strategy that was developed several years ago is that each project has a small educational component in its implementation.

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