Empowering 43 female artisans in DR

by Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Empowering 43 female artisans in DR
Jul 7, 2021

Promoting women entrepreneurship

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation. Contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of improving the life conditions of a team of women who live in some deprived communities of the Punta Cana region.  

Due to the pandemic, in recent months the artisans have been making their crafts from their homes most of the time, but little by little they are resuming the meetings and returning to participate in some events that allow them to exhibit their merchandise and boost sales,  always complying with health and safety protocols

Please see the picture attached (the stand at the Corales Championship PGA Tour Event 2021)  

Fortunately the demand for the handicrafts (bags, souvenirs, accessories) has been increasing as the local tourism industry recovers.

 As a Foundation, we support artisans by making it possible to sell their handicrafts at the stores of the Fundación Grupo Puntacana, Puntacana Resort and Club and some stores at the Punta Cana International Airport, as part of the marketing strategies.

Please see the picture attached (Yauya Store at Puntacana Village).

We have been focused on the following as well:

  • Technical training
  • Logistical support and transportation for their participation in bazaars, fairs and various events
  • Institutional strengthening: We mean the creation of an association of artisans that empowers them even more like microentrepreneurs, in this sense we have been providing them support so that they have legal and financial advice.

So far the remarkable impacts are:

  • Socioeconomic: Acquisition of skills that promote dignified entrepreneurship and the empowerment of the artisans.  It also includes the improvement of their living conditions and those of their families as well  (health, education, housing, etc.) through the generation of and / or increase of economic resources. More than 200 people directly benefited
  • Environmental: Protection of the marine ecosystem (by reducing pollution from plastic bags, which are used to make the handicrafts)

 We hope to impact a greater number of women so that they become microentrepreneurs that contribute to the sustainable development of their communities. 

We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.   

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support. 

Thank you again 

Best wishes,




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Fundacion Grupo Puntacana

Location: Santo Domingo, no applicable - Dominican Republic
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @FundacionGPC
Project Leader:
Margarita Pilier
Santo Domingo , no applicable Dominican Republic
$56,445 raised of $150,000 goal
67 donations
$93,555 to go
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