Thank you so much for your generous donation to "Uniforms for the Mariposas." It is because of your help that the Mariposa DR Foundation was able to purchase and distribute uniforms for each and every one of the 100 girls that we work with! Uniforms are a requirement for children to attend school in the Dominican Republic, even in the public schools. So while their education is marketed as free, it becomes a financial burden for the students and their families.
The average annual family income in Cabarete is about $2,000 and school uniforms can cost upwards of $50 per child! A family with four children is therefore spending about 10% of their annual income on school uniforms. This puts a huge financial strain on the family and makes it less likely for children to go to school when experiencing times of financial hardship. By donating to this microproject you have ensured that all of our Mariposas will attend school this year and continue their education.
Thank you all so much for your continued support of the Mariposa DR Foundation and for your commitment to the educational success of our girls.
The staff, volunteers, and children of the Mariposa DR Foundation
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