In 1997 my parents, Uriel and Rebecca Castrillon, moved to a very rural part of the Dominican Republic with my three sisters and me to do humanitarian work. We formed a non-profit organization (Progress Solutions, Inc.) and partnered with local churches in efforts to establish credibility with the locals. Some of the programs that still exist today include two nutritional feeding centers for malnourished children, two pre-school centers, and frequent medical missions trips that provide aid to those who can not afford medical care. We lived in the DR full-time for about 13 years and then moved back to the US. The work there is still ongoing, and we travel back and forth frequently.