April 16, 2011
For years, Haitian workers haved been toiling on Dominican Republic sugar plantations, called Bateys, without basic workers' rights allowed to native Dominicans. Generations of Haitians have been born on the bateys, but no one has been allowed to register as a Dominican national. Hence these workers and their families have no rights and are kept on these bateys, forced to pay some of their wages back as room and board . This organization is attempting to provide batey families with some sort of future, even as the Domincan government ignores its own constitution and UN findings that anyone born in the DR must be recognized as a citizens and afforder all rights thereof.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
I have not
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I would attempt to broaden their public education outreach so more people would know about the situation in the DR and more support would then result.
Donor & I have spent time in the DR and seen the results of Haitians who reside their but have no rights.