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Fr. Paul Mbuyi Kasonga

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Hope in the Bateyes of the Dominican Republic

Fr. Paul Mbuyi Kasonga     Dec 5, 2018 7:53:00 AM

In the Dominican Republic, the very poor “company towns” made up of Haitian migrant sugarcane workers and their families, are called bateyes. The barracks in the bateyes house migrant workers who harvest (or used to harvest) sugarcane; they are usually wooden slat, cinderblock, and corrugated tin shanties. There is no running...


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Missionhurst Missionaries build Catholic communities in frontier situations: places where the gospel is not preached or lived. This blog is about their work in the four corners of the globe, and their holistic work in four areas of focus: relief and healthcare, socio-economic development, education, and pastoral work.

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