Social Impact


Sustainability By Design In Luxury Tourism – Tropicalia

Sustainability By Design In Luxury Tourism – Tropicalia In the Dominican Republic, the ceiba tree can soar more than 200 feet high, creating a microcosm of cooling shade, wood for boats, edible fruits and flowers, and bark to heal wounds and disease. It represents wisdom, life, and the communion of humans with the sky and […]

Changing The World One Girl At A Time In The Dominican Republic

I was recently interviewed by Margie Goldsmith for Forbes and wanted to share the story with you. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed my conversation with Margie. The Dominican Republic, a Caribbean country in the West Indies, is known for its white sand beaches and lush mountain landscapes, but local girls […]

Camp In A Box – SNSI

I invited Kathy Durán, Executive Director for our Soy niña, soy importante (SNSI) Camp and Education Manager for Fundación Tropicalia, as guest writer to share her progress on SNSI in a Box, an evolution of our all-girls summer camp that came as a result of the pandemic. Despite the hurdles, we’ve witnessed incredible milestones for […]

I’m a Girl, I’m Important Camp in a Box

Every year, 300 girls from Miches attend the Soy niña, soy importante (I’m a Girl, I’m Important) camp. The program encourages and teaches them to design a positive life plan, to build confidence and to empower themselves to make age appropriate decisions such as continuing their studies, preventing untimely pregnancies, and avoiding and escaping situations of violence.

Corporate Social Responsibility During COVID-19

I asked Maria Ignacia Arcaya, SVP of Social Impact and Institutional Relations, to be my guest writer for this post. I wanted Maria Ignacia to share with you the amazing work that the team has been doing around COVID19. In the last few weeks we have all in one way or another had to rethink […]