Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,500
Location: San Pancho, Mexico
Project: Women’s Center
Community Partner: Entreamigos
Community and Project Description:
San Pancho is a small town community ready to help support the completion of this project. In collaboration with our community partner, Entreamigos, this project will renovate their community space to allow for more women to benefit from their Mujeres que Crean (Creative Women’s Group, a collective that promotes social development, personal growth and vocational skill-building for the women in San Pancho and surrounding communities.
The members of this program consists of women with low-economic resources, who for personal reasons are not able to work full-time outside of the home. Within the women’s group they learn a trade such as paper bead making. The women receive the materials and are taught the skills to create products on their own time. The products are purchased and sold in the community gallery. They are able to earn an income to support their families while being able to care for their children, both at Entreamigos and in the comfort of their own home. The project will expand the women’s group to allow more women to benefit from the program and to teach them more trades such as screen printing and glass cutting. To meet this goal, the space needs renovation including roof repairs and more.