Crinery Mercedes

It takes ONE person (like you!) to make a huge difference in Crinery Mercedes's life. By sponsoring her, you're creating Team Crinery Mercedes and giving her a chance to break the cycle of poverty. Your $36 monthly gift is invested in her future and the lives of children like her in the Dominican Republic. 

And supporting a teen is important because they’re at higher risk for exposure to gangs, pregnancy, drugs and more. Your encouragement will give hope and confidence during a crucial time in their lives.

16 years old 11/14/2002 Waiting 80 days Dominican Republic
About me & my family

Name: Crinery Mercedes
Waiting for sponsorship: 80 days
Family income: $200.00

Gender: Female
Age: 16
Enjoys: Listening to music
Talents: Dancing
Luis Alberto, 15, Male
Crisleidy, 6, Female

Lives with: Mother
Language: Spanish
School: Yes
Child ID #: 48210

Poverty in the Dominican Republic

Kids growing up in poverty in the Dominican Republic face many grim issues, especially woefully inadequate health services, a high teen pregnancy rate, low quality schools, high unemployment for young adults and rampant crime.

That's why we focus on providing medical and dental care, educational assistance, youth programs to help kids understand the consequences of risky behaviors, and skills and training to help them stay in school and eventually find jobs.

See how our program works and why we focus on health, education, empowerment and employment. 

Learn more about our work in the Dominican Republic.

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $36 monthly gift gives Crinery Mercedes access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.
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Not sure you're ready to become Crinery Mercedes's sponsor? That's OK.

How your support helps kids in poverty

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