Taller Salud, Inc
. http://www.tallersalud.com/ is a community-based, feminist grassroots organization that works for the integral well-being of girls, young women and adult women, targeted primarily at low-income communities.
Taller Salud was created in 1979 as an initiative of two feminists, Carmen Guzmán and Eugenia Acuña, who came to the island after working in New York against the mass sterilization of poor and Latin American women, mostly Puerto Ricans. Sponsored by the Boston Women's Health Collective, these women succeeded in creating the first feminist organization in Puerto Rico to work for women's health. The Collective's first objective, as it was originally termed, was to organize to help guarantee the right to abortion and access to contraceptives as an alternative to mass sterilization of low-income women.
Their main areas of work include topics such as the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV / AIDS, teenage pregnancies, violence, sexual assault and child abuse prevention. All their educational interventions integrate the experiences of the participants through participative methodologies that reinforce the impact of the awareness work, integrating the participant's personal experience as a source of knowledge and learning.
Taller Salud serves one of the poorest communities in the island at Loiza which is a mostly a community of Black Puerto Ricans.
Monies raised for Taller Salud will be directly help women in Loiza. You can support them at: http://bit.ly/2ySfwba