Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: July 20, 2011, 7:08 PM
The Socio-Cultural Movement for Haitian Workers (MOSCTHA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1985 by Haitian laborers. Initially created to provide healthcare to oppressed sugar cane cutters, MOSCTHA has since grown into a movement dedicated to improving and empowering underrepresented communities in both the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Ninety percent of sugarcane cutters in the Dominican Republic are undocumented Haitians immigrants, working 18-hour days for less than five dollars a day. MOSCTHA helps these impoverished communities, as well as those in Haiti, meet their basic needs by offering them clean water and sanitation, healthcare, education, human rights awareness, agricultural development and micro-finance.