campaign day july 25
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Help us secure the future OF Batey Girls!
CAMPAIGN GOAL: $250,000
Batey Girls, established by the nonprofit Batey Rehab Project, provides economic opportunities for women and girls at risk of sex trafficking and domestic violence in the Dominican Republic. Inspired by the true story of our founder Katie Godkin Morales - who witnessed sex trafficking and refused to turn a blind eye - BRP has achieved measurable success since is founding in 2013, impacted over 640 lives across seven Bateyes (villages), through the construction of 32 homes and the implementation of vocational, education and wellness programs. Over the past five years our organization has not only evolved, but we have realized that the needs of our women and girls are much greater than we ever expected. Violence and sex trafficking has embedded itself into our Bateyes. And now it is time expose the reality of these crimes, and fight back against their cultural acceptance.
Our dreams, hopes and aspirations exist in the future and we are filled with a vision of how we can combat human trafficking and domestic violence in the Dominican Republic. Together we can shift culture, enforce laws, change policies and reach out to help more women and girls find their voice and look towards #HERFUTURE. This campaign represents all advocates, victims and survivors worldwide… but we need your critical partnership without which we cannot succeed.
This campaign will allow our organization to purchase our current property and adjoining parcels of land for future expansion and development. This will allow our organization to build the first emergency shelter for women and girls in the south of the Dominican Republic. This property will also serve as a space to house in-country staff, maintain an agricultural and nutrition program, create employment opportunities and provide vocational training, manage educational programs and provide child care for our women and girls.
Over the past year we have invested every ounce of passion and love into the development of Batey Girls and a permanent home for our organization in the Dominican Republic. Help us secure the future for our organization and most importantly #HERFUTURE - the future of our Batey Girls.