Rosa Acosta Criticized By Dominicans After Volunteering In Tanzania

21 February 2014

On any given day, you can log into Instagram and see models and celebs posting up photos of luxury items, the latest designer wear and expensive trips, but it’s not too often that you see folks giving back in a major way.  Last week, model and dancer Rosa Acosta (who has been focused on selling fitness videos and apparel since announcing she was retiring from the urban modeling game), took a 10-day trip to Tanzania to volunteer at the Living Water Children’s Center.  While there, she has been assisting in feeding the kids and teaching them how to dance, while bringing them gifts and showering them with love.  She also has posted photos from her trip and facts about the conditions the kids live under while promoting the center’s website so that her followers can contribute to the cause.

You’d think that this was a good thing, but apparently there are a few people out there who had an issue with the fact that she’s helping kids in East Africa and not in the Dominican Republic where she is from. A few days ago, she jumped on Instagram to explain why the Tanzania trip was so important:

A few of my fellow Dominicans ( who I’m pretty sure have NEVER volunteer once in their life ) have not just ask buy kind of “demand” as to why I’m volunteering in Tanzania and not DR. “DR is very poor too” Mmmm NO SH-T Sherlock! I lived there 22 years and most of my family still there so you are not telling Me anything new. Yes DR is very poor, still can’t compare to Tanzania, but that is irrelevant since I am NOT here making it rain on the kids. DR might be poor but our culture is much more advance in terms of equal rights for Male/Female.

In DR Girls are not being circumcised, giving on marriage in exchange of a few cows and chickens to a man much more older than them before they are even born or rape on daily basis by their own father. Girls in DR are able to go to school just like the boys unlike here in Tanzania. So just know that I am here working towards a cause bigger than a few dollars. I am here volunteering my

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