San José de las Matas
‿Has a high level of unemployment
‿Most people lack any form of income
‿Living conditions are at survival level
‿The Public Hospital is in need of everything essential
•There is a Home for the Elderly attended by religious.
The Foundation does much to provide in the most urgent individual needs of the people living in the communities of Paralimón, Dajao, Maquén, Álbana, El Paraíso, and does also the necessary in the town, e.g. providing medical equipment for the hospital, for the Debor Clinic Foundation and for the Home for the Elderly.
Through our agropecuarian project,
we want to create a regional
so that people can discover
how to provide
in their most essential needs.
In this region, the lands, fit for agropecuarian use, are in the hands of the big landowners, who do not allow the people to cultivate them.
To change this unequal situation, the development of the “San Martín Community" property is indispensable.
Our Projects and Services
Immediate Charitable Help for our Communities
Members and volunteers from the Foundation travel frequently to the Dominican Republic from Puerto Rico to distribute:
food, medicines, medical equipment, school supplies and products for personal care to impoverished and isolated areas of San José de las Matas, Santiago and the Haitian Frontier.
Teaching goes as far as the fourth grade due to:
‿lack of schools and teachers
‿ students have to walk more than a hour to reach the school
‿the road is frequently inaccessible
‿child labor:Parents need the help of their children at home or planting
To help with this situation
‿we give lectures about environmental protection
and donate materials to the school in Paralimón and surrounding areas
‿grants has been provided to nine (9) students of different ages and in several disciplines
‿we have a waiting list for evaluation and direct follow-up.
The absence of transportation and the conditions of the country roads do not allow
access to medical services.
When ever possible, the Foundation provides medical services to isolated areas in coordination with the local Hospital and the Debor Clinic Foundation, accomplishing much appreciated attention of the Directors for the referred patients.
We promote forest protection and soil conservation, using adequate resources and planning for a balanced economical development of the rural families.
•There is a great absence of services provided by priests
‿During our stay we try to provide some spiritual relieve wherever possible.
‿A group of 30 house wives in Paralimón, receive seeds and fertilizers to plant and cultivate them in their little home gardens to feed their families.
‿Farmers from our community use assigned parts of our land, at no cost to them, to cultivate the crops they need to feed their families.
We are in the process of obtaining financing for an aqueduct project for the whole town and its rural communities.
All our services are available in Puerto Rico and throughout the Caribbean.
Particular circumstances such as the aforementioned land donation led us to concentrate on our services to the people of San José de las Matas in the Dominican Republic.
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