We leave 2 weeks from today! Can't wait!
This is our first trip to the DR and I am expecting to see quite a bit of poverty. While my husband and I are used to this from other travels in Mexico and Africa, I imagine much of it will be startling for my 9 year old daughter. We give her an allowance that she then splits into thirds - one third for spending, one third for saving, and one third for sharing. The sharing money is now up to about $100 and she is trying to decide how to share it, which charities or causes, etc. I thought I might suggest she somehow share it with the people we see in the DR, not by just giving them money, but in other ways. Perhaps there is a charity that does work in Bayahibe? Or perhaps she can bring something to give to some of the local kids? For those of you who have been there before, do you have any ideas?