All films feature Dominican and Haitian actors and artists who present priority health topics through drama, humor, and music. The films have been shown extensively in schools, churches, and outdoor venues surrounding La Romana to over 13,000 individuals and have received an extremely positive and enthusiastic community response. In addition, Light A Candle has produced short videos in both Spanish and Haitian Kreyol on seven health topics ranging from family planning to hypertension management to benefits of breastfeeding.
We are only able to continue our work though the generous support of our stateside partners. To contribute to our efforts to improve and protect lives through health education, visit our donation page.
Where do we work?
We are located in the southeast Dominican Republic, in the city of La Romana. Long a sugar town, La Romana is surrounded by scores of sugar cane worker communities, called bateys. These communities are largely comprised of Haitian immigrants, though many residents have been born and raised in the Dominican Republic. Bateys typically lack access to adequate drinking water, electricity, and health care facilities.