Welcome to the Hatuey Project

Hurricane Ian caused
Massive Destruction in Cuba.
Let’s Help the Recovery!

Hurricane Ian has devastated Cuba’s western provinces of Pinar del Río, Mayabeque and Artemisa. All of Cuba was without electrical power for two days. For six hours the hurricane passed slowly over Cuba, causing unprecedented destruction of thousands of homes and the region’s agriculture, and creating major flooding in Havana. Fortunately, Cuba’s evacuation of the people minimized losses to three people who died. 

Cuba needs massive help to recover! The ANSWER Coalition and the Hatuey Project appeal to you to help Cuba in their time of need. Please make a donation today, so we can send urgently needed medicines and other essential needs to Cuba as soon as possible. 

Flooding from Hurricane Ian

Electrical workers across the island are struggling mightily to restore power, and the people are working hard in the recovery. 

The will and determination of the Cuban people to recover is strong. What they lack is resources, due to the U.S. economic blockade and 243 added measures signed by President Trump. Those measures have not been lifted by President Biden.

When a massive oil depot fire hit Cuba in late August, we asked for help. You responded with almost $20,000 worth of donations. We immediately delivered that medical aid to help the burn victims of the fire. 

When we asked, you responded. Now we are appealing to you again.  

The U.S. blockade of 60 years harms Cuba greatly. Recently, the U.S. added one more blow in its vicious assault on the Cuban Revolution — designating Cuba as a “state sponsor of terror.” This utterly false label presents a major obstacle to Cuba’s ability to trade with the world and to purchase needed supplies. Your help to provide those supplies is absolutely essential.  We ask you to donate what you can immediately because, as we did with our response to the Matanzas fire, we will rush supplies that we purchase to Cuba as soon as possible. All donations are tax-deductible.

Please click here to make a donation to The Hatuey Project for Hurricane Relief. Every donation to Hatuey is tax-deductible through our fiscal sponsor, The Alliance for Global Justice. 

On behalf of The Hatuey Project, we thank you.

Brian Becker, Executive Director, ANSWER Coalition
Gloria La Riva, coordinator, Hatuey Project

Nadia Marsh, MD, Assoc. Prof. of Clinical Medicine
Simon Ma, MD, MPH, Family Medicine
Rachel Viqueira, MHS, Epidemiologist

About the Hatuey Project

We are health providers and social justice activists concerned about the harmful effects of the U.S. economic blockade of Cuba. We have inaugurated this medical aid project to extend solidarity to the Cuban people, with the procurement of vital medicines and medical equipment.

Cuba has already shown that its remarkable health care and scientific/biotech systems are fully capable of serving the 11+ million people on the island, providing excellent quality, universal and free care to everyone. But more than 240 measures by the Trump administration that turned the screws even further on Cuba’s people — in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic — have created a truly difficult situation for the people. We have already taken part in direct delivery of vital medicines over the last year, and we aim to do much more.

We invite you to join in our project in any way you can: With your monetary contribution, as well as helping procure major donations from pharmaceuticals and other medical providers. We are fully volunteer; all of the donations we receive will go strictly to acquire medical aid. Shipping costs will be held to the utmost minimum. The Hatuey Project is fiscally sponsored by the Alliance For Global Justice, so all donations are tax-deductible. Join our effort today!

People delivering medications

In July, our project delivered much-needed vitamins & medicines to 133 homes in Cuba for pregnant women who are at risk.

In August, we delivered almost $20,000 worth of medical supplies to aid the burn victims of the tragic fire at the oil depot in Matanzas. Click here to read more.

Cuban mother and child

The U.S. Blockade has created many challenges for the people of Cuba. Read the UN Report