The Mariposa Dr Foundation

Rating: 4.95 stars   37 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
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a member of the Advisory Board of the Mariposa DR Foundation and I am very impressed with the magnificent work that is being done in Cabarete. I am a native of Dominican Republic and believe in giving back to my native country. My values align with those of the Mariposa DR Foundation because education is one of the key components of the Foundation's programs and I believe education is the key to success.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

As a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, I have witnessed the issues and obstacles that young girls and women in the DR face as they develop and mature and try to find their role in society. Many of them never have an opportunity to even play, because they are too busy cooking and cleaning and taking care of their families. As a current member of the board for the Mariposa DR Foundation, I am proud and honored to support Tricia and the Mariposa staff and volunteers. They are offering these girls a safe and nurturing space where they can develop and grow (how we typically think youth/adolescents experience life and learn), which not only empowers them to be creative but also to think more critically. They are learning not only how to take care of themselves but also how to take chances...they are truly learning how to FLY! I highly recommend stopping by the center if you are in the Cabarete area. This is a trustworthy organization that truly invests in these girls and their communities.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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