Our Community

Hato Mayor is a small town about a 2.5 hour drive from Santo Domingo.  The town is surrounded by bateys.  The workers who labor in the bateys often live in squalid conditions with no access to basic services or medical facilities.

The Foundation is committed to improving the quality of life for the families of this area, so all of our programs address specific community needs.  The Santa María del Batey Foundation has given the hope of a better future to many families in the batey community that despaired of ever attaining a higher quality of life.  We show through our actions alone that the purpose of human existence is to know, love, and serve God and our neighbor.  We teach the community that every human being has the capacity to overcome their problems with God’s help and that they need not depend on any other person to solve their problems.  Education is empowering. 

In Numbers

Enrollment for the 2007-2008 school year was 320 students representing 205 families.  Our staff includes 17 teachers, so the Foundation benefitted 222 families, a total of 932 individuals. 



Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic

©2008 Fundación Santa María del Batey



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