As we continue growing at Jake’s Diapers, we’re learning the many ways that meeting hygiene needs to overcome poverty struggles is not a one-size-fits-all solution, especially for special needs children in Puerto Rico. There are barriers many families face. Recently, we supported a special needs child in Puerto Rico who had recently received an operation. The mom felt in desperate need.
“I was able to provide her with the cloth pads, since the diapers the daughter needs are bigger than the ones I have — but we could help her at least in some way, and she was really happy,” Lorraine said. Lorraine is a Puerto Rico resident who works with us to distribute diapers in Puerto Rico.
Some cloth kits were provided to Fundacion Lazos de Amor to serve families on a waitlist.
Thank you for all the support you’ve provided, making it possible for us to serve families like these in Puerto Rico.
About Our Efforts in Puerto Rico: Jake’s Diapers is on a mission to ensure every person in Puerto Rico who relies on the support of diapers or period products have access to these hygiene essentials. Through a trusted network of local Puerto Rican community-based organizations, Jake’s Diapers is solving hygiene needs in culturally appropriate ways with an emphasis on reusable items. We currently have 11 diaper drops in Puerto Rico and that list is continually growing.
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