The month of August has proven to be quite monumental for the BID/FOMIN project, the 36-month development project which will organically certify 300-500 agricultural producers and will establish 5-10 micro and small businesses (MSEs) to supply goods and services to Tropicalia and other anchor companies, as we officially kick off the project.
A Kick Start Meeting for the Inclusion of Micro and Small Enterprises in the Sustainable Tourism Value Chain in Miches
FT Scholarship Program – UISA receives new students
Enthusiastically Fundación Tropicalia begins the third year of the Scholarship Program FT – UISA, with the arrival of three new students and a broader academic offering.
“I’m a Girl, I'm Important” in La Gina
During the month of August, Fundación Tropicalia, with the support of Fundación Orange, hosted the last session of the “I’m a Girl, I Matter” summer camp for the girls of La Gina ages 10-15.
Greenhouse in Miches: Agricultural Diversification
Nearly a year ago Fundación Tropicalia, USAID and REDDOM joined forces to execute an agricultural diversification and food security program aimed at benefitting three rice associations in Miches.
Copa Tropicalia 2013
On July 27th Fundación Tropicalia hosted its 4th annual baseball tournament for the local youth leagues of the Miches Community.
Fundación Tropicalia Investing in SMEs in Miches
Fundación Tropicalia is proud to announce that they have signed with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (MIF-IDB) to support an ambitious project for the “Inclusion of Small and Micro Enterprises in the Sustainable Tourism Supply Chain in Miches” and strengthen the productive capacity of the local Miches economy.
PRyME at El Guaco
Part of the continuing efforts of Fundación Tropicalia’s School Renovation and Maintenance Program (PRyME) is to carry out small maintenance projects throughout the year to ensure that schools maintain environments conducive to learning.
Semana Cultural Artemiches 2013
During the 25th to the 30th of June, Miches celebrated its 8th annual Semana Cultural Artemiches (Cultural Week Artemiches).
Costa Esmeralda Workshop
In efforts to create environmental awareness and good practices, Fundación Tropicalia hosted a workshop in observance of environmental norms for Tropicalia beach employees.
Artemiches Transforms 64 Homes: “Una nueva cara para Miches”
We’re most familiar with the cultural institution Artemiches as the host of Cultural Week, held every year in Miches towards the end of June, but it’s most recent initiative includes the transformation of 64 homes located alongside the town’s main entrance road.
First Harvest from the Agricultural Diversification Project
After the official inauguration of the greenhouse a few months back, funded by the USAID-FT Agricultural Diversification Project, we are proud to announce that the incomes of these farming associations have officially increased as they harvest their first round of peppers.
PRyME Celebrates Its 4th Anniversary
This month Fundación Tropicalia celebrated the 4th anniversary of its School Renovation and Maintenance Program (PRyME) at the vocational School of the Armed Forces and National Police in Miches.
Cultural and Professional Exchange Day with FT Scholarship Students
The Fundación Tropicalia Scholarship Program is in full swing! This month the six awarded scholarship students and FT representatives, Sofia Perazzo, Executive Director, and Katherine Duran, Education Programs Manager, as well as Nancy Peralta, Head of Student Well-being at University ISA and FT Scholarship Student Counselor, organized the first Cultural and Professional Exchange Day for FT Scholarship Students
Fundación Tropicalia and USAID/RED Inaugurate Two Greenhouses in Miches
This month Fundación Tropicalia, along with its partners USAID and REDDOM, officially inaugurated two greenhouses in Miches, marking a successful end to the agricultural diversification program that has taken place over the last six months.
Fifteen schools in Miches overcame damages caused by Hurricane Fiona thanks to Fundación Tropicalia's School Fund
The School Fund was created in collaboration with Tropicalia and Fundación Tropicalia partners to purchase school supplies, as well as to help repair the infrastructure needed to provide education to more than 2,000 Miches students by 125 teachers from School District 12-04.
Addressing a global issue through a local program: A girls camp in the Dominican Republic
As the summer dwindles down and the kids get ready to go back to school, we say good-bye to another wonderful summer and the successful completion of the “Soy Niña, Soy Importante” (SNSI) or “I’m a Girl, I’m Important” summer camp.