Madres de Galeras

Helping women build a real home

What we do

Basic needs - swap a wooden shack for a brick house

We are helping women to build their very own homes of cement blocks, which is a great improvement to the quality of their lives and often drives the whole family to achieve higher goals, better education and an overall improved standard of living.
Traditional shacks, build out of wood or corrugated sheet metal, are damp ridden and easily blown away with the high winds. This has caused many women to lose their hard earned personal possessions year after year.

The criteria for our help is making certain the woman involved can obtain clear ownership of the land, with or without our help. Often the case here is the squatter who builds and then the true owner appears to claim the new house. Or the land buyer has to pay more than once for the land, this reflects the scarce legal security and enhances the need of the women having the clear ownership of the land they claim.

The Foundation Niños de Las Galeras has so far managed to build or at least start 5 small houses, which have had an enormous impact on the families involvedL

Joana

Joana is a single mother of 2. Her husband has abandoned her for another woman, which happens quite frequently here. We have helped her claim her land and financed the building. She is working, her children now are studying at university.

Joanna
Joanas shack

Joana´s Shack

Joana and her family used to live in this shack, made of wood and corrugated metal sheets. The kitchen was outside.

Joana´s house

Joana´s house was built by herself and her son. The three- bedroom house is made out of concrete brick. They have been living here for 7 years

Joanas house

Mari

Mari is a single mother of 2. Her husband has abandoned her for another woman, which happens quite frequently here. We have helped her claim her land and financed the building. She is working, her children now are studying in university.

charity building houses in dominican republic
Building houses in dominican republic charity

Mari´s Shack

Mari and her father live in this small wooden shack. The roof is made of corrugated metal sheets. 

Mari´s house

Here you see the new construction of Mari´s house, but it is not yet finished. The two-bedroom house is made out of concrete brick. Mari will live here with her family.

Donate for women in domincan republic, build houses ONG
house building charity dominican
ong dominican republic houses
housing project Dominican republic charity
Want to make a difference?

Help us raise money for our humanitarian causes

Together we have the opportunity to help many children in need.
Every donation, no matter how small, is invaluable and will enable us to continue our commitment and passion of the projects which we have started in Las Galeras.

How can you help us?

You can contribute with a monthly sponsorship of a child, a general donation of an amount convenient for you, or choose a specific area of interest within our projects that your donations should go to.
Donations can be made through PayPal, Credit Cards or via bank transfer.

Scroll to Top