Health Care for the Mariposas!

$10,209 $0
Raised Remaining


The Mariposa Center for Girls is a beautiful space for the girls of our community to come and learn valuable skills that will set them off on the right path to become active leaders for social change. Our facility contains space for educational, enrichment, and job training programs, but currently does not have an infirmary to deal with any accidents that may occur. The organization is looking for funding to get our nursing station up and running.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Mariposa DR Foundation serves more than 70 girls and their families in the Cabarete community. We provide programming 5 days a week and all our girls are participating in at least 3 hours of sports activities a week. This can occasionally lead to accidents, and the organization is currently unable to provide care beyond basic first aid. Additionally, very few of our girls have an idea of basic first aid.

How will this project solve this problem?

Funds raised will be used to finish and outfit our center's infirmary. This will allow space for our licensed nurse to care for any injuries that may arise or privately discuss health concerns with our girls. The nursing station will also be used to address health concerns of Mariposa volunteers and staff, as well as to provide training in basic first aid.

Potential Long Term Impact

The infirmary will provide first aid and health assistance to the girls on a daily basis, but will also be used for our annual health clinics. These clinics benefit more than 100 girls and their families, and for many are the only time during the year they see a medical professional. This will provide our families with the healthcare and wellness counseling they need to stay happy and healthy.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $10,209

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $10,209 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.



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A microproject connected to this project:

Mariposa Center For Girls
A 5000 sq. meter complex where poor girls can engage in sports, academic tutoring, job training, crafts, computer and library access, health resources and much more. The Mariposa Center for Girls will attract volunteers, educators and humanitarians from across the world to share knowledge on educating and empowering girls as a means to end generational poverty on a global scale. Our vision is to create a model for the world and raise awareness that girls are the most powerful force for change. project reportread updates from the field

Project Leader

Jessica Lawson

Ithaca, New York United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Health Care for the Mariposas!