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Sexto Sol Center For Community Action

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4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Loren F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first met Tamara Brennan 15+ years ago in Portland, OR. giving a talk about Sexto Sol and the many great projects she inspired and created there, that I felt inspired to do service projects myself in the US and around the World. In 1997, I was a board member and fabricator for GoBioDieselCoop, in Portland, OR. to bring BioDiesel production, education and workshops converting waste vegetable oil as fuel for Diesel engines. Not just in the Pacific NW, but Koro Island, Fiji, New Orleans (after hurricane Katrina), VerdEnergia.org in Costa Rica, US Virgin Islands while inspiring many other individuals to switch from fossil fuels. My hope along with Tamara's is to establish a sustainable plant based fuel oil project in and around Mexico and the Central America's.

Over the years I have felt Sexto Sol worthy of my financial support and, tho I am on a small pension and S.S., I would gladly give more of time and money to support their work.
Everyone within Sextol Sol who contributes to the environment, family, volunteers and supporters around the world serves as an example to the whole world.

I was also proud to share a song I wrote called, Upon The Wind, for "Videos For Nepal" inspired by Tamara, which was broadcast world wide. Hopefully in the future, I would be willing to bring my skills as a retired union Pipe Fitter and Welder as a teacher and fabricator. These skills could help further the water projects to rural areas Tamara and the workers have created at Sexto Sol and many other rural areas. People in these regions would not have these basic rights in many cases because of past wars and environmental destruction of the land, water and air. All of which these crafts and skills building would not have become a reality.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions via my email address: loren.fennell@gmail.com

With all due respect,

Loren Fennell

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've known the founders for over 25 years and think very highly of them. Since Hurricane Stan decimated the area they've brought water systems back to 6,000 people in 9 villages. They do a great deal with very little. They've expanded from Chiapas to Guatemala and soon Nepal.

Jyl D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Tamara has dedicated her life to helping others. She spends every waking moment doing incredible grassroots work in so many vital areas for the communities and the environment. Her mission at Sexto Sol to create sustainable and holistic change, empowering others to move forward into healthier, happier futures is inspirational. I would encourage anyone to support this cause.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I visited the Sexto Sol Center and found that the staff are totally dedicated to their work. This work includes helping refugees get resettled, teaching sustainable agriculture methods and nutrition, working with parents and schools, and training rural health workers. What really struck me was the flexibility of the programs Sexto Sol creates. They respond to whatever needs present, working to help local people overcome poverty and alienation. I would have been a volunteer if I had been able to stay longer. There is no waste or poor spending at the Sexto Sol Center, and the staff are not self-indulgent. All money goes to the programs they run.