We support underprivileged children in rural Dom. Rep. by providing the necessary resources to live a healthy and happy life and obtain a good quality education. In the summer of 2013, the Mencia Foundation will provide food, clothes, shoes, vitamins and healthcare items to the children of Casa Hogar (Orphan Home) to support their overall wellbeing and nutritional needs for 6 months. This will help these abandoned kids develop their learning abilities and perform well academically.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In the Dominican Republic, children living in orphan homes are supported by the community. Casa Hogar is located in a low income community and thus their nutritional needs and everyday essentials such as clothing, toothpaste, soap, shoes to walk to school with, etc., are insufficient and of poor quality. According to research studies, malnutrition in children can result in various medical complications including learning disabilities and emotional stress.
How will this project solve this problem?
Our goal is to improve the nutritional wellbeing and self-esteem of the Casa Hogar children by providing them with healthy foods, clothing, and healthcare supplies, which will improve their learning, but most importantly, their overall welfare.
Potential Long Term Impact
Children are the world's leaders and decision makers of tomorrow. Because orphan children don't have families to rely on as they grow and develop, we believe that by providing them with their everyday needs, they can grow healthy, live happier lives and have the necessary resources to obtain an education and be successful. We provide them with the tools to learn how to stand on their own and help others in the future.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.