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Sep 13, 2019

YWCA and Haven House receive considerable donation from Digi

Two organizations got a boost of ten thousand dollars each to advance the range of programmes they offer to the public. The Young Women’s Christian Association will be using the funds in the upgrade of its kitchen while Haven House will spend the contribution to bolster their work with women and children. The money was raised at a race organized by Digi. Here is Dalila Ical with that story.


Dalila Ical, Reporting

Today, Digi handed a ten thousand dollar cheque each to the Young Women’s Christian Association and Haven House. The funds were raised back in August when over two hundred riders took part in the first ever Digi Ride.


On August twenty-fourth, riders peddled from northern Belize into the Old Capital and on the following day, they rode from Cayo. Chief Financial Officer at Digi, Ivan Tesucum says it was a success.


Ivan Tesucum, Chief Financial Officer, Digi

Ivan Tesucum

“Digi is certainly happy to be able to give back to the

Digi is certainly happy to be able to give back to the community and is available to all Belizeans. It also continues to demonstrate the fact that we are a part of this Belizean community and as a part of our corporate social responsibility for which we are very proud.”


General Secretary at the YWCA Deanna Gomez Peyrefitte and President of Haven House, Dr. Sharmayne Saunders received the donation.


Deanna Gomez Peyrefitte

Deanna Gomez Peyrefitte, General Secretary, YWCA

“It is with much gratitude that I stand here today to accept this donation from Digi for our kitchen, because this money is going to be used to renovate our Kitchen. The YWCA kitchen actually has a long story and it has touched the lives of many women and youth in our country, no matter the socioeconomic backgrounds. Many people can tell you they have come to the YWCA to learn to cook, to bake, to do catering and so the monies really will have a ripple and multiply effect for us. Our kitchen is being renovated. It will continue to help us to empower women from all socio economic backgrounds. We are really happy and grateful for this donation.”


Dr. Sharmayne Saunders, President, Haven House

Dr. Sharmayne Saunders

“On behalf of our board of directors and the staff of Haven House, we want to express our sincerest gratitude to Digi and the Digi family. We want to assure you that your contribution will be included in our ongoing finances to build an integrated infrastructure that continues to provide holistic support of women and children who are victims of domestic violence, and we just rolled out our new strategic plan and we are now trying raise sufficient funds to establish an integrated holistic infrastructure for the women and children. So, your funds, your contribution goes towards this. It is through partnerships such as these we are able to advance our advocacy work in this area. We thank you so much.”

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