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Mexico City Earthquake: Help Children Survivors

by Jake's Diapers, Inc. Vetted since 2016 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit
Mexico City Earthquake: Help Children Survivors

Summary

Mexico City, Morelos and Puebla suffered devastation from a 7.1M earthquake. Hundreds were killed. Homes, schools, and community buildings were destroyed. This fund provides diapers at no cost to our partner agencies working in Mexico, who are directly working with families impacted. 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.

$20,000
total goal
$3,641
remaining
152
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. In times of disaster, the situation becomes even more dire. 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 Drops in Mexico, we are helping families thrust deeper into poverty by the earthquake a hand up by provision of basic living needs-diapers. This will enable the families to focus meager resources on recovery, rebuilding, and long term success.

Long-Term Impact

As our partner organizations working in Mexico 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

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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
$16,359 raised of $20,000 goal
 
175 donations
$3,641 to go
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