Welcome to the Hatuey Project

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

Cuba needs help to recover from massive damage caused by Hurricane Ian.

The Hatuey Project’s Number One priority in October is to send a shipping container from the U.S. to Cuba, filled with 36,000 pounds of powdered milk, non-perishable foods, and medicines. We need to collect $50,000 to successfully fill the container and deliver the shipment. Please make a donation today. 

In addition to international support from Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia with electrical workers, supplies and roofing materials, Cuban electrical workers across the island are working mightily to restore power. There is a major effort to rebuild thousands of destroyed homes. The Cuban people are working heroically to recover. 

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. Cuba has just released its report on the effects of the blockade, which you can read here. During Biden’s term so far, the blockade has caused $6.4 Billion damage to Cuba’s economy, and that’s just the monetary damages. The harm to the Cuban people extends much further, with shortages of medical supplies and so much else. Our contributions at overcoming this harm is small. Above all, Cuba needs the stranglehold of U.S. aggression to be lifted. But we are part of the international wave of material and moral solidarity that has always let the Cuban people know, they are not alone.

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. 

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.

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

Want to help the Hatuey Project? Download and circulate our brochure.