WHAT WE DO
Soy niña, soy importante is an initiative developed by Fundación Tropicalia in 2013, and supports at-risk girls with a simple mission: protect their childhood, guide them in making timely life choices, and educate them and their community regarding their rights.
Soy niña, soy importante fulfills its mission via different action areas, including a summer camp, an at-home program, teen empowerment, and activism, which consists of communication campaigns and civic participation, all which are implemented in the Dominican Republic, with a geographic focus on the municipality of Miches in the province of El Seibo.
Established in 2008 by Tropicalia, a sustainable tourism and real estate development of Cisneros Real Estate, Fundacion Tropicalia drives sustainable, socioeconomic development in the town of Miches by implementing programs for the local community in four key areas: the environment, education, productivity, and socio-cultural advocacy. We engage local stakeholders and establish multi-sector partnerships to develop innovative, high-impact programs and identify shared-value opportunities, tailoring solutions to the most pressing social problems in the region. Throughout the years we’ve impacted more than 10,000 people in Miches directly or indirectly.
"Soy niña, soy importante is the flagship program of Fundación Tropicalia, and has been so transformational that anyone who participates in bringing it to life, walks away deeply changed."
Adriana Cisneros de GriffinCEO & Vice President of the Board, Cisneros
"Soy niña, soy importante responds to girls’ specific needs. The initiative gives girls who dream big the support they need to reach their goals."