Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic

by The Bienvenido Project (FUNFONAVI)
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
May 26, 2020

Covid-19 Update

When the coronavirus made it's way to the Dominican Republic, and restrictions and safety precoctions required us to cease our normal operations, our biggest concern was how to keep the children in Bienvenido from going hungry. For many in our feeding program, the meal they eat with us is often the only they will eat for the day. And for familes who were able to provide some form of nutrition for their children, their meager earnings became non-existent when they were no longer able to sell their goods in the streets.

We quickly worked to re-organize our efforts and ensure we were doing everything possible to keep children and their families from starving in Bienvenido. You can read in detail about our Covid-19 support work, but in brief, we partnered with a local store to create customer accounts for families in Bienvenido. Our goal is to provide 800 pesos (aproximately $15 USD) to 150 families twice a month.

Thanks to the financials gifts of many through our new project on GlobalGiving and local Dominican Institiutions, we have been able to support 105 families. Just this week we were able to set up a booth at a local store and 143 individuals stoped to donate food to be distributed in Bienvenido. We hope to soon be able to share that all 150 families are being supported.

All of us at The Bienvenido Project hope you and your loved ones are healthy, and that all of your own needs are being met. We know this is such a diificult time for those around the world. In the same way you have kept us in your thoughts, you are in ours as well. You're part of our team, and whether we know you personally or not, we care for you!

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The Bienvenido Project (FUNFONAVI)

Location: Bienvenido - Dominican Republic
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Project Leader:
Laura Collazo
GREENWICH, CT United States
$181,815 raised of $225,000 goal
 
1,972 donations
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