The My Dominican Republic Foundation was started as an initiative of Katarzyna Izydorczyk, who lived and worked in the Dominican Republic for several years.
In 2008 she flew to the Dominican Republic work there. She left Poland with an 8-year-old daughter and her dog – and that is how the big adventure with that beautiful country began.
The Dominican Republic was love at first sight. Nature was the first thing – the sun, the ocean and the beaches. But after some time, when she moved to the center of a native village, her amusement shifted to the Dominicans. Their optimism, good, cordial approach to other people, willingness to talk and help, as well as the fact that they never hurry changed both her and her daughter’s attitude towards life. At the same time, it was hard not to see the local poverty and low level of education and medical care.
Her stay in the Dominican Republic resulted in dozens of contacts with the local community and many friendships, which have lasted till today. She promised herself to do whatever she can to help them.
After coming back to Poland in 2013 she decided to establish a foundation. A foundation which would help not only the Dominicans but also Polish people because she believes that despite the fact that Dominicans need more material help, they can teach Polish people a lot.
The Foundation was established on the 8th of April 2013.