Solmar Foundation Educates Impoverished Communities on COVID-19

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The Solmar Foundation, a non-profit organization founded nearly a decade ago by Solmar Hotels & Resorts, is educating and preparing small poverty-stricken communities in the Cabo area of Los Cabos for COVID-19

A team of five Solmar Foundation leaders and a dozen volunteers, led by Director Dinorah De Haro, have been sharing hygiene instructions and providing food and paper goods for these communities which lack certain luxuries, like electricity. Hotel workers from Solmar are also providing self-employment tips (teaching jewelry design, carpentry, etc.) and donating 100 percent of the supplies so members of the community can start their micro-businesses and get ahead in these times of need.

Since hurricane Odile hit Cabo in 2014, Solmar Foundation has been aiding impoverished areas by rebuilding 120 homes, supplying over 55,000 meals and awarding 600 full scholarships to aspiring students. Solmar, now led by Francisco Bulnes, is paying the entire administration budget for the foundation and matching every donation given.

Solmar Hotels & Resortsfounded in 1974, has developed seven all-suite resorts in Baja California SurFounder of Solmar Don Luis Bulnes was critical in the initial destination because he had helped bring electricity, connectivity and infrastructures to the once small fishing village. The company says the health and prosperity of Los Cabos is deeply intertwined with its vision.

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