My journey in the Dominican Republic began almost 10 years ago. As an architect my focus was building new homes for families living in the Bateyes, but little did I know that this would lead me to launching a jewelry program; empowering at risk women, educating at risk girls, and designing beautiful Larimar jewelry. Someone once told me that when you witness sex trafficking with your own eyes, it is something you can never forget. This was certainly true for me. After witnessing a father trafficking his 12 and 13 year old daughters' for sex, I knew that I had been called to this beautiful island for much more than the construction of homes. We stand against violence, we are creating new futures and I personally thank you for supporting our cause!

Katie Godkin Morales
Founder of Batey Girls