Help 500 young Cubans connect through cell phones

May 5, 2011

Your Continued Support


We at Roots of Hope have been working diligently to get brand new cell phones into the hands of youth in Cuba.  Whether on the phone, online, or in person, we are expanding our scope more and more everyday to reach out to as many youth in Cuba as possible.  None of this could be done without your steadfast support.

Over the past three months, we have sent close to 150 brand new, Cuba-ready cell phones, that you helped purchase.  These phones have made an impact in the lives of countless youth in Cuba who have seen their world open up beyond their wildest dreams.  This is a feeling we are working hard to duplicate everyday.

Moving forward, we have a remaining inventory of close to 100 phones in our office.  However, we have already allocated these phones for individuals on the island that will receive them through groups and individuals that travel to Cuba, or through other shipping methods, by the end of May.  That’s a great problem to have.

As we begin replenishing our supply, the growth of our project truly excites me.  At a shipping rate of over one phone per day , we have doubled our impact from last year.  However, our goals are much higher!

Your gifts have directly provided the modern human right of communication to youth in Cuba.  We truly thank you for them and your continued support.  If there is ever anything I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact me at



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Project Leader

Miguel Cruz

Miami Beach, FL United States

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