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Phone: 360-683-8979
P O Box 1954
Washington 98382
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Target demographics: Indigenous women and children who live in poverty.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Approximately 155.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Create a fundraiser, set up venues where we could give talks. Because we deal with education and work in Mexico, most of our work here involves raising funds.

Geographic areas served: 12 communities in the highlands of Chiapas, Mexcio

Programs: Scholarships
Zinacantan Saturday Children's Project
Crucero Saturday Children's Project
Altamirano adult literacy program
Ocosingo Children's Project
Eye exams and glasses
Eco-friendly composting latrines
Twice a year toothbrushes and paste

We are dedicated to partnering with and empowering indigenous women in Chiapas, Mexico, by providing them with access to education. Our goal is to help break the cycle of poverty, build self-esteem, and create positive role models.
In August of 2013, we will be welcoming 24 girls and women on scholarship. We are funding three full year children's programs to strengthen academic skills, develop creativity and foster environmental stewardship. We also fund an adult literacy program, now in its second year. We fund workshops, provide eye exams and glasses, toothbrushes and toothpaste. We have donated a laptop to each community. We have just completed our capital campaign which has enabled the cooperative to fulfill a dream of their own center and a legacy for their daughters. Our new composting toilet project is underway in 3 communities.

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When I'm looking for an organization to support, there are several things I look for. They include: Does it do good work, does it do it well and is it efficient? Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation shines in all these areas. I have spent time in Chiapas and seen the foundation's good work, done... more »
Mujeres de Maiz is an organization that not only changes lives it speaks to the soul of those on both the receiving side and the giving side and you wonder who's really giving and who's really receiving. I have been involved with Mujeres since it's inception and friends with Judith Pasco even ... more »
This organization is unique in that it supports a multitude of areas: the arts, women's rights, protecting native culture, education, and social justice all in one! By donating or volunteering with this organization you are able to see the fruits of your labor go directly to those in need--the women... more »
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