I am co-founder and COO of Water Charity, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that does water, sanitation, and public health projects worldwide. Our first involvement with Sexto Sol was in 2009, when we funded a small flooding remediation project that Sexto Sol was implementing in Chiapas, Mexico.
Since that time, we have provided funds for about 10 additional projects. These projects were generally water supply systems for small communities. They were all successfully implemented within budget and continue to have a great impact on villages in the region.
In 2015, I had the opportunity to meet personally with Tamara Brennan and Francisco Barrios of Sexto Sol. We toured the projects together, and I was able to see that they were done with the utmost efficiency and care.
I have the highest regard for Sexto Sol, and recommend them without reservation. I am looking forward to continuing to work with them in the future.
To: Great NonProfits:
I have been an avid and constant supporter of Sexto Sol since their inception twenty (20) years ago. I have always been amazed and proud of the significant difference they make in the lives of so many people. When a need is discovered, Sexto Sol goes to work to fill the immediate need as well as developing a long term fix. There have been a significant number of projects over the years as Sexto Sol strove to meet the needs of the people they serve. One of their most recent projects of bringing potable water to those who would otherwise not have it, is an excellent example of the work they do. A need was defined, and Sexto Sol gathered the resources and the work necessary to address the issue. People who have not had clean water in a decade now have it thanks to Sexto Sol.
Sexto Sol does not swoop in and fix a problem on their own. Instead, they encourage the people who will benefit from the problem's resolution to work together in the effort. This approach brings together people from various communities, all contributing their time and talents as they work together to satisfy a specific need they all share. Opening lines of communication and friendly support of one another empowers people to improve their way of life. Solving one problem together leads them to joining forces to address other mutual needs.
I am proud of my association with Sexto Sol and have given them a page on my official web site. I want all visitors to my site to learn about Sexto Sol's invaluable work. My hope is that visitors will donate their time and money to support this extraordinary organization.
Thank you for your consideration.
Edward James Olmos
I have been following the work of the Sexto Sol Center since they began. I have witnessed Sexto Sol as a dynamic, visionary nonprofit that avoids band aid fixes and instead seeks to contribute to long-term community enrichment. They've been improving lives, inspiring people to work together, and creating solutions for impoverished communities with passion and excellence for 20 years. In all their work, they are committed to preserving threatened cultures and working for the human rights of indigenous people. With lionhearted determination, they do what it takes to empower communities to implement solutions that improve the quality of life.
I have been in one way or another, involved and tuned in to the Sexto Sol Center for over ten years now. What this small organization does is beyond what one would expect, and particularly so because of the diverse work that they consistently do and which always includes and involves the very people of that region that they serve. This organization undeniably is a perfect example of what a nonprofit should be. They are not in any way pretentious or self serving, their mission is always with the goal to help create self sustaining methods and lively hoods for the communities of the region, and what's even more impressive is that they exist on meager funds. I had the wonderful opportunity to go there after Hurricane Stan occurred a number of years ago. We were a small group of licensed acupuncturists (Acupuncture International Brigade) who went to teach medical personnel how to do acupuncture for trauma, and then we set up free acupuncture clinics and worked side by side with the medical personnel. The whole thing was organized by Dr. Brennan. Needless to say, I firmly state that SS Center absolutely deserves endless accolades and national recognition for the superb work they do. Della Estrada L.Ac., AZ
The outstanding qualities of love for the poor, frugality, good financial management and the results they have attained with very limited funds helping people rise above poverty are reasons we have financially supported the Sexto Sol Center for Community Action for 10 years. They lead relief efforts when mud slides destroyed a village. They teach coffee growers how to improve quality and production and help them get fair prices for their coffee. They teach methods to increase vegetable yields in home gardens. They developed an improved lighting system for a school. They teach care and protection of the environment. Through innovation and dedication they are able to meet needs and improve the lives of the poor near the Mexican / Guatemala border. I recommend Sexto Sol Center to all.
Tamara is the paragon of dedication, passion, and vision. She is there on the ground, doing incredible grassroots work in so many vital areas for the communities and the environment. Sexto Sol's work is also grassroots, helping create sustainable and holistic change so that those they serve may move forward into healthier, happier, more empowered futures. Truly, I am inspired by the work this organization does.
My wife and I have known and supported Sexto Sol for many years. We keep being amazed at the wide range of projects and the excellent work they have done, all accomplished on a tiny budget. Director Tamara Brennan and her husband put their heart and soul into this work, and it pays off in the many successes of this organization. Would that other NGO's could be so effective!
I have followed and supported Sexto Sol Center for Community Action for many years. They stand in the breach for the poor farmers of the area, responding to needs as they present themselves; Providing food and medical supplies to isolated victims after the mudslides following deforestation; bringing in medical and psychological experts to help deal with trauma after the devastation of the area; helping coffee farmers get certified as organic farmers,' providing colorful new furniture for local schools: creating a new inexpensive lighting system for dark school classrooms, teaching elementary students when local schools proved inadeuate. The staff is creative, innovativve, dedicated and desperately needed in the area they serve. They're a top notch organization and very deserving of your stap of approval