Centro de Esperanza (Hope Center)

The Problem

There is a growing child hunger crisis in the Dominican Republic - and we desperately need your help!

We were heartbroken to learn that each day 300-400 children in the rural community of San Pablo suffer from hunger, malnutrition and dehydration. Their families do not have enough money to purchase food and the water is not safe to drink.

There is also a lack of access to healthcare (medical/dental) for these children; and we've discovered several instances of abuse (physical, verbal, sexual).

Since October 2012, Project Mañana has been providing daily nutritious meals and clean drinking water to 304 children - but, there are hundreds more children who need your help!

We Need More Space To Help More Children

Currently, we are at maximum capacity at our existing nutrition center and urgently need to expand our facility to meet the needs of the community; so more children can receive a nutritious meal and clean drinking water.

Additionally, we want to offer healthcare (medical/dental) and counseling services to the community.

The Solution

* Project Updated June 1, 2018

Project Mañana is currently raising money to build TWO new buildings:

1. Nutrition Center: A two-story, state-of-the-art nutrition center in San Pablo, Dominican Republic.

The first floor will offer a large industrial kitchen, walk-in pantry, offices, and bathrooms.

The second floor will offer a large multi-purpose room where the children will sit to each their nutritious meal.

2. Hope Center: A two-story, state-of-the-art holisitc care center in San Pablo, Dominican Republic.

The first floor will offer medical/dental offices, counseling offices, lobby, staff pantry, and bathrooms.

The second floor will offer a lobby, offices, pantry, bathrooms, and a large multi-purpose room that will be used for church services, weddings, community meetings, emergency relief, and more.

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Please Donate Today!

The total project cost is estimated at $275,000 US -- and, the faster we're able to raise the money, the sooner we can extend aide to more children who desperately need it.

PLEASE DONATE TODAY: 100% of your tax-deductible donation will be allocated directly to the Centro de Esperanza building fund. Project Mañana does not take ANY administrative fees from your donation and we NEVER use your donation for anything besides the project in which it was intended. Learn More.

Funding Progress


Phase 2 Goal: Raise $25,000 by April 30, 2019

Phase 2 Raised: $3,866

Building 1: Nutrition Center

  • Nutrition Center ($75,000): Complete Structure - Funded!

Building 2: Hope Center

  • Phase 1 ($20,000): Purchase Property & Plans - Funded!
  • Phase 2 ($25,000): Building Footers - Raising Funds (Donate Now!)
  • Phase 3 ($25,000): Building Foundation
  • Phase 4 ($25,000): Walls/Doors/Windows
  • Phase 5 ($25,000): Ceilings/Electrical
  • Phase 6 ($25,000): Pantry/Bathrooms
  • Phase 7 ($25,000): Appliances/Lights/Fans
  • Phase 8 ($30,000): Cabinets/Fixtures/Tile
† Updated March 11, 2019

Hope Center Floorplans

Hope Center
1st Floor:
Medical/Dental Offices, Counseling Offices
Lobby, Staff Pantry, Bathrooms

Hope Center
2nd Floor:
Lobby, Offices, Multi-Purpose Room, Pantry, Bathrooms

Nutrition Center Floorplans

Nutrition Center
1st Floor:
Industrial Kitchen, Walk-in Pantry, Offices, Bathrooms.