With the money they earn from crafting MayaWorks products, mothers are able to send their daughters to school. Silvia works hard sewing MayaWorks baby bibs so Natalí can go to school. Natalí wants to be a teacher when she grows up. She works hard at her studies and attends extra tutoring classes at the Rosa Moya Center. Rosa Moya is a tutoring center funded by MayaWorks. At the center, Natalí receives extra support in her core subject areas as well as access to a small technology lab. Most families do not have access to technology within their homes so students must rely on centers such as Rosa Moya to help bridge the digital divide.
Silvia and Natalí exemplify what MayaWorks is all about: Women helping women. Mothers helping daughters. Present generations paying it forward for future generations. Silvia wants to assure that Natalí will have access to education to the very end. She hopes to see Natalí graduate college and become an independent woman, a woman who has many choices for the future: having a career that fills her with satisfaction, marrying someone who values her contributions as a woman and starting a family. And should Natalí have a daughter, she will make sure she receives an education too. This is how the cycle of poverty will end: a woman will help another woman.
Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.
If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating or by subscribing to this project's RSS feed.