Great news! Your generous contributions to our “Everyone Deserves a Mask” campaign earlier this year helped us deliver vital COVID-19 personal protective equipment and nutrition parcels in the Dominican Republic, just in time for Christmas.
Our Dominican Republic partner, Movimiento de Mujeres Dominico-Haitianas (MUDHA) promotes gender justice and human rights in communities where people of Haitian descent live. These villages are plagued by modern slavery, in part because of racial discrimination against people of Haitian heritage. They have been left behind by government programs to protect the public from the coronavirus.
Your support has helped these communities at an especially vulnerable time. MUDHA was able to provide masks, sanitizer and essential food staples to 79 households, helping 323 individuals.
The Free the Slaves/MUDHA partnership strives to change the conditions that allow modern slavery to exist, with an emphasis on women and children, through legal assistance and programs that promote health, education, and civil and human rights. This year, community support has included protection from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On behalf of the residents of the communities of La Lecheria and Batey KM56, our thanks for your remarkable generosity to ensure that everyone, everywhere can live in safety.