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Work with our partner NGO, ADESJO to provide a safe and humane home for a family who has been chosen by the community itself as the most in need. Live and work directly with the community to make your project a reality, while experiencing the beauty and culture of the unknown rural mountainous region of San Jose de Ococa, Dominican Republic.
Experience the real Dominican Republic like you never knew existed. The rural mountains, forests, rivers and waterfalls, the music and dancing on every corner, and the true spirit of the Dominican culture. Eat authentic Dominican meals, feast on fresh mangoes, and experience the endless variety of family-owned Calmados. Experience life like a Dominican while immersing yourself in the culture from the time you arrive until the time you depart. Be inspired by the surrounding communities who show up daily to help with your project, and learn about the endless sustainable development projects in the region. Experience an eco-tour of the region and visit an equitably-operated coffee farm that provides fair and equal employment opportunities to workers. After finishing your project and embracing the magic of providing adequate housing for a deserving family, enjoy a day at a hidden beach and watch the mountain sunset before departing on your final morning to the famous Calle el Conde market in the Dominican capitol, Santo Domingo, to support local artisans and entrepreneurs.
Simply travelling to the region of San Jose de Ocoa is making a difference. By living and working directly in the communities, you are providing economic development and employment to local farmers, cooks, community support staff, local shop owners and family-run businesses, and all of your food, resources and project materials are purchased locally to support local business. Whether you are purchasing sandwiches or popsicles from the travelling merchants, mountain horseback riding with a local farmer, or enjoying a mango and a cold drink from Calmado, your trip is designed to contribute to local development every step of the way. Every time you travel on a CLOUD project, you are employing an in-country Community Ambassador who resides in the community, who will support you and your group 24 hours per day. While in the community, you will work hand in hand with local contractors to repair and build homes for families who have been identified as the most in need, by the community itself. The San Jose de Ocoa region is prone to extreme weather and flooding, and many of the decrepit houses built from tin and stick are insufficient and do not provide protection, safety and privacy for residents. You will leave a lasting impact on a deserving family by providing them with a safe and reliable place to call home. A portion of your trip cost supports future projects and initiatives by ADESJO, for a long-lasting impact.
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What is Included?
Trip prices include round trip airfare (in most cases – check individual trip details for confirmation); a dedicated in-country Community Ambassador for 24/7 support; all meals, accommodations, in-country transportation, and cultural activities; basic travel and out-of-province health insurance; and all taxes, fees, and service charges.
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Complete the inquiry form for your no obligation, all-inclusive quote or simply inquire for additional information. A member of The NWC team will contact you within 48 hours at a time and communication method that is convenient for you.
Once you have completed your general inquiry form, a member of The NWC team will contact you within 48 hours at a time and communication method that is convenient for you.
What to expect
Travelling to a foreign country can be a bit intimidating. You might wonder things like, what will I be sleeping on? What type of food will I be eating? Do I need to bring any spending money? Is where I am travelling safe? Everyone goes through pre-trip jitters, and this document was created to help you prepare before embarking on your CLOUD project.