MyRoots | Family Reunification Fund
Roots of Hope seeks to promote family reunification amongst Cubans living inside and outside the island. To that end, we provide financial support for those individuals who want to visit their family members and for Cuban-Americans who want to reconnect with their roots in Cuba. For the last two years we have provided one-time $500 stipends to reduce the financial burdens associated with traveling to the island.
This year, we are launching our first My Roots group trip to Cuba. The trip will be almost entirely sponsored by Roots of Hope. To be considered, applicants must meet the following criteria:
1) 35 years old or younger,
2) visiting Cuba for the first time in five years or have never gone at all,
3) must be a passionate, curious individual willing to go beyond stereotypes and engage with the new and changing Cuba
4) must agree to write and share a reflection about the experience of going to Cuba,
Once selected, participants will commit to fundraising or making a donation toward on-island programs.
Those who have already made use of this fund cannot apply for the grant again.