Safe Transport for September

A microproject by The Mariposa DR Foundation
Safe Transport for September
Mariposas on the move!
Mariposas on the move!

Dear Friends,

Because of your generous support, we were able to provide safe, daily transportation to The Mariposa Center for Girls for the entire month of September. Many girls miss out on school or extracurricular activities because their families can not afford to get them there safely. Free and safe transportation means increased attendance rates and peace of mind for the girls' families. The road is very dangerous here in our community, as motorcycles are the primary method of transport and accidents are extremely common. Many of the girls also walk, however many of them live far away and walking along the busy road can also pose a safety threat.

A basic taxi service to get the girls back and forth to The Mariposa Center for Girls is a simple fix for a barrier that often prevents girls from accessing quality education. Picking the girls up and dropping them off safely at home shows the girls and their families that we care about them. This important step helps us gain the parents' trust and encourages them to make sure that their girls don't miss out on any activities. Because we exceeded our funding goal for this project, we were able to use the additional money to provide free transportation for families to parent meetings! Keeping the families informed is a critical component to our success. When parents are included and engaged in their child's learning, they understand the importance regular attendance and make it a priority to support their girls' education.

We thank you for your contribution to providing safe transportation, you have removed a huge barrier for success and enabled girls at The Mariposa DR Foundation to feel important, confident and safe.

 With gratitude,

The Mariposas

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The Mariposa DR Foundation

Location: Ithaca, NY - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Jessica Lawson
Cabarete, Dominican Republic

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