Tamara Brennan and her Sexto Sol Center for Community Action is a shining example of how an insightful dedicated activist could be the change we want to see in the world. I am a witness to her sacrifice as she held the space and took the practical steps to manifest the and grow her grassroots movement to help the under-served in Chiapas Mexico and South America through a multitude of programs. From Helping Chiapas become economically sustainable by personally making the connections in the US businesses for the organic coffee growers, to helping people heal from the PTSD of natural disasters through training a team of people traveling and administering to those in desperate need. Tamara is the feminine divine in action. She has inspired many to join her movement around the world.
I’ve known Tamara since 1989 when we met in Guatemala. From that very moment, her energy and vision to improve the human condition through empowerment burst from her thoughts and actions.
Sexto Sol programs are the fruits of her and her husband’s steadfast dedication to this mission, to empower the disadvantaged poor with tangible and intangible development assistance. From water projects to emotional healing programs, and everything else in-between, their efforts must be supported to assure the people in her area of Mexico “develop”, not only from a material but also from a human empowerment standpoint – empowering people so they can help themselves.
As a director of a U.S. non-profit, I’ve supported Sexto Sol over the years because I know and trust her values and motives and would not risk my resources if I didn’t. Indeed, Tamara and her family live on an extremely tight family budget because unlike many non-profit groups in this world, they don’t sponge off donations that are directed for specific program areas.
Thus given what I know and the fact that Sexto Sol is an example for the world to follow, it’s a gross understatement to say Sexto Sol deserves all the support people can give. There’s no doubt donors will get the “biggest bang possible for their buck”!!!