Jenifer De Jesús is a staff member at Taller Salud, where María Villegas Pizarro and Samuel Osorio Cirino volunteer. Taller Salud is one of Puerto Rico’s most recognized and important non-profit organizations. It is located in an underprivileged area in the town of Loíza, a community with a high percentage of Afro-Puerto Ricans. Through a focus on girls and women, Taller Salud strives to promote a holistic approach to health and well-being, as well as to empower women to be active members of their communities. Similar to many small non-profits on the island, Taller Salud had to expand beyond its original mission in order to attend to the severe needs of the community–such as lack of housing–in the wake of Hurricane María.

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