The Mariposa Dr Foundation

Rating: 4.96 stars   45 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: 309 Third Street Ithaca NY 14850 USA

Mission: The Mariposa DR Foundation, a U.S. 501(c)3 not-for-profit, is a community-run organization that provides sustainable and creative solutions to end extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic, especially empowering girls to achieve their full potential.
Target demographics: Adolescent girls ages 11-17 living in extreme poverty in the Dominican Republic.
Geographic areas served: North Coast
2015 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a nurse who has been volunteering with the Mariposa Foundation for three years. I have seen it grow from a few committed individuals to a strongly supported organization flourishing in the Cabarete community. My husband, a pediatrician, and I provide annual physicals, vision screenings, and nutritional counseling to the girls. I also teach swimming lessons and surfing, with the hopes of getting more Dominican girls kitesurfing and taking advantage of the water sports that are available in their backyard. Working with these girls is both rewarding and challenging to to me. When a girl switches from being afraid in the ocean to confident and thrilled, it fills my heart with joy.

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