Aporta is a participatory donation program motivated by the Funcomass Foundation, which unites different sectors of society with a common purpose: to raise the quality of life of thousands of Dominicans who are in conditions of poverty and extreme poverty.
It is estimated that in the Dominican Republic poverty will affect 24.7% of the population this year, increasing more than four percentage points in relation to 20.3% in previous years. Meanwhile, it is estimated that extreme poverty impacts around 700,050 Dominicans. This context endangers the basic health, nutrition and education conditions of families in rural areas, neighborhoods and impoverished sectors. Children are especially exposed given their vulnerability.
From FUNCOMAS we want to express the need to improve the living conditions of so many people, so that they can access basic services in an equitable and inclusive way. We are doing it through our APORTA Program. In a first stage with the implementation of different points of distribution of food, clothing and footwear, and medicines in the marginalized sectors of Santo Domingo and surrounding towns.
800 families from the Dominican Republic will be impacted