How Funders Can Better Support Puerto Rico After Hurricanes

Hurricane Fiona just left 80% of Puerto Rico without power and dealing with flash flooding and mudslides. The devastated 3.2 million people who live on the island — for reference, that’s similar to the populations of Utah and Iowa, and exceeds those of 19 other states — are U.S. citizens. And while the U.S. poverty rate is 13%, for Puerto Rico, it’s 43%; the unemployment rate is also double that of the rest of the U.S., making it nearly impossible to escape poverty. Natural disasters like Hurricanes Fiona and Maria before it, earthquakes, the COVID pandemic, and a decade-plus-long recession have only made the economic landscape more challenging, especially for women, girls and non-binary people, who have fewer resources and advocates.

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