Carmen Báez and PRxPR: A true force for communities and nature

After the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, Para la Naturaleza’s Advisory Board member Carmen Báez knew that something had to be done to help the Islands of Puerto Rico. With a commitment to provide immediate support, she enlisted a group of dedicated, diverse, and respected Puerto Rican business leaders in the US diaspora with extensive experience, broad networks, resources, and direct ties to Puerto Rico. Thus, PRxPR was formed as a private, charitable fund to aid in the recovery and rebuilding of Puerto Rico.

This sense of urgency quickly led to a partnership between Para la Naturaleza and PRxPR, and in just four years, they have become one of our most caring and active allies of community projects.

To date, PRxPR has supported Para la Naturaleza with retrofitting nine resilient community centers with solar power and water catchment and filtration systems; awarding 11 microgrants to aid agroecological farmers with their losses after the hurricanes; hosting 17 community kitchens to feed local residents in need; distributing 50 emergency relief supplies to families and individuals affected by the 2020 earthquakes, and supplying 5,102 emergency relief kits and 1,000 food boxes to families in need after the hurricanes.

Thanks to PRxPR, we can support communities with the tools and resources they need to ensure their livelihoods today and for their futures.