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Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba

by Jake's Diapers, Inc. Vetted since 2016 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Hurricane Irma: Helping Children in Cuba

Summary

Hurricane Irma is one of the strongest storms ever measured in the Atlantic. This fund will provide diapers at no cost to our partner agency in Cuba who are recovering and rebuilding. When we think about disaster recovery, we tend to think about hunger, homelessness, and clean water.Diapers are an overlooked, yet crucial, basic need. All babies deserve to be clean, dry, and healthy.

$7,500
total goal
$1,716
remaining
56
donors
1
monthly donor
1
year

Challenge

Babies living in extreme poverty around the world have to choose between food & diapers. Though rescue centers, orphanages and missionaries exist to assist some of these populations, those organizations still struggle to find enough funding and supplies to help these babies. Imagine re-using a disposable diaper simply because you can't afford for your baby otherwise - that's a decision many of these organizations have made.

Solution

Just 12 cloth diapers can diaper a baby from infancy through potty-training, meaning these babies can finally have diapers, instead of going without. Through our Diaper Drop in Cuba, we are helping local organizations leverage the funds they have available to better care for their babies in other ways. In many places, organizations see decreased infant mortality rates and increased quality of life through cleaner environments and more availability of basic living needs.

Long-Term Impact

As our partner organizations in Cuba continue to have their diaper needs solved, they are able to save funds and plan for future improvements in their care. This can mean adding educational programs, offering better healthcare, improved quality of food (more protein!) - all steps that set these babies up for long term survival and productive members of society.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.jakesdiapers.org
Jake's Diapers Official Website!
Find Jake's Diapers on Facebook!
Learn about one of our Diaper Drop Partners!
Lindsey's Mission Trip to Real Hope for Haiti

Organization Information

Jake's Diapers, Inc.

Location: Kaukauna, WI - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.jakesdiapers.org
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Stephanie Bowers
Jake's Diapers, Inc.
Kaukauna, WI United States
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