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Girls are the most powerful FORCE FOR CHANGE

The Mariposa DR Foundation was founded in 2009 by a group of caring volunteers and children who were inspired by past works, and the urgent need for community-based solutions to end poverty. Our mission is inspired by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. These goals include eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, achieving universal primary education, promoting gender equality and empowering women, reducing the child mortality rate, improving maternal health, combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases, ensuring environmental sustainability, and developing a global partnership for development. Achieving these goals is dependent upon the education and empowerment of women and young girls.


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Honorary Chairwoman Julia Alvarez Awarded the National Medal of the Arts!

Honorary Chairwoman Julia Alvarez was recognized for her extraordinary storytelling and was awarded the National Medal of the Arts by President Obama. She is an incredible inspiration to the Mariposas, and we are so honored to have her as part of our organization. Congratulations Julia!

The 2014 Cabarete Guide is now online!
cabarete guide 2014

We’re thrilled that we were awarded a Dining for Women grant for April 2014. For more information check out the Dining for Women website. DFW

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