In 2018 Las Margaritas Foundation began an initiative to provide financial support to the girls in Madre Vieja who have worked as leaders at the summer camp so that they could attend college. Although tuition in the DR is free, the students must pay for their own transportation into Santo Domingo and must purchase their own textbooks. These seemingly small costs can nonetheless prevent girls from being able to attend college.
After an extensive application process we identified two girls who qualified for financial support and were able to provide them the funds they needed to continue their post high school educaton.
In 2019, we continued working with these two girls and began to provide financial assistance to a third young woman.
With a tax deductible donation of $250 you can pay for a girl to go to college for an entire year. Mujeres al Poder!