Sep 26, 2012

Final Project Report!

Dear Friends,

We have had an extremely busy few months at The Mariposa DR Foundation. While we will continue monitoring the success of The Power Project, we will no longer post project this as a fundraiser on Global Giving. Fortunately we have been able to acquire a large amount of inventory and will begin a sewing program over the next few months on our new land that we recently purchased! This way the girls can produce the products themselves!

We want to extend a heartfelt thank you to all who have supported this initiative and encourage you to check out our other project pages, our Facebook page and join our mailing list where you can continue to receive updates on the success of the Mariposas.

With gratitude,

The Mariposas

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Jun 19, 2012

Gearing up for summer!

Girls Kayaking
Girls Kayaking

Dear Friends,

We are just five months into 2012 and already this has been an incredibly busy and successful year for The Mariposa DR Foundation. Since January we have welcomed several new members onto our executive and advisory boards, worked with over 50 international and local volunteers and teachers, hosted several student groups and service learning trips as well as strengthened our programs to effectively serve the needs of girls in the communities where we work. 

July 2012 will mark our 3rd Annual Mariposa Girls Summer Leadership Program. This year we will welcome more than 20 international and local volunteers and teachers for the summer to work with 70 girls in the community. This summer we anticipate accepting 25 new girls into our program. We have many exciting things planned for our girls including theatre, art, dance, sports, field trips and more.

We have been working hard over the past few months to really develop and strengthen the sports component of our Girls Leadership Program. Sports help girls build self-confidence, develop important teamwork and goal-setting skills, and increase their capacity to learn by improving memory and concentration, giving them a leg up in the classroom. In addition to water sports this past spring we also had girls participate in volleyball, soccer, tennis, capoeira and circus!

As always we thank you for your continued support and look forward to sending another update during the summer!

May 23, 2012

Peace Corps Volunteers Join Mariposa

Dear Friends,

We are thrilled to announce that we have recently acquired two Peace Corps volunteers that will be living in one of our Satellite communities in Rio San Juan, Dominican Republic. The couple will be working on several initiatives with community members, most importantly strengthening the girls group and helping us better determine the unique needs of the girls living in this rural area.

LunaPads were distributed to a small sample of girls in this community about a year ago. Over the next few months, our new Peace Corps volunteer will be conducting follow-up interviews, distributing more products, and creating training and continuing education programs to ensure that the girls who receive kits are well informed, using them properly and staying in school. 

As always we want to express our gratitude to our partner on this project www.lunapads.com as well as all of you who have generously contributed to it's success. We are working hard to make sure that this remains a high impact initiative that delivers lasting results. This update also includes a link to our 2011 Annual Report where you can read even more about the success of the project.

Thank you,

The Mariposas

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