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Mar 28, 2014

MuJER Graduate Opens Cafe

Dear Friends and Supporters of MuJER,  

Last year, MuJER celebrated a major accomplishment: our first high school graduate.  Alondra, who began with us in elementary school, not only completed high school but also--on a MuJER scholarship--completed culinary school.  We are now happy to share with you another success story; Alondra opened a café at our Community Empowerment Center in Guatemala City. She is the chef, owner, and administrator of her own business.

Her success was made possible by her hard work and dedication, by the support of MuJER’s staff, and with financial assistance from our organization.   The women who are part of our organization, just like Alondra, have many dreams they hope to fulfill and goals they are working to accomplish. Through MuJER, the women can claim an education, obtain vocational training, and develop their self-esteem.  They have the potential; MuJER helps them realize that potential through support and scholarships.  

Please consider supporting women like Alondra, women who are working to achieve their personal goals, overcome poverty, and improve the lives of their families and children.  

Your contributions are a major source of funding for our organization. Financial contributions in any amount make a difference in the lives of the women of MuJER.  

For more information on MuJER read a recent article in Women News Network: http://womennewsnetwork.net/2014/03/17/guatemala-women-sex-workers-world/.  

Sincerely, 

Jessica Osorio

Mujeres por la Justicia, Educacion y el Reconocimiento

Oct 7, 2013

Creating Economic Opportunities for Sex Workers

Dear Supporters of MuJER,

Thank you for your ongoing support. Your support has helped sustain our work.

I would like to share with you one of the ways MuJER is creating economic opportunities for women sex workers in Guatemala City. One of the short courses the organization offers is designing floral arrangements. The courses offer hands-on training on the handling of fresh flowers, selecting complimentary flowers and plants, strategic cutting of plants, selecting containers, the arrangement process, and experience with local marketing. This course allows women to gain marketable work skills, while also building the women's sense of self worth.  

The vocational courses that we offer, including the course in floral arrangement, is creating economic opportunities for sex workers by developing skills that they will be able to use for years to come.

Please consider making a donation to support the courses offered at our community center.

With gratitude,

Jessica Osorio  

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May 28, 2013

MuJER Keeps Growing!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

 

We have lots of developments to report. The women MuJER serves have been making big strides in their education. Alondra recently became our first client to complete high school! She has also completed a course in culinary arts. Because of this achievement, she has become an inspiration to many women. Over the next year we hope to help three more women earn their high school diplomas and encourage others to follow suit. These achievements are made possible by the organization’s academic scholarships of $50 per semester.   

 

Our empowerment center continues to serve more women each year. Our basic literacy and computer classes have more than 100 students. The doors of the center are always open to support sex workers in their personal development, education, self-esteem, and emotional needs. MuJER now serves women from nine red light districts.  

 

All of these achievements and growth have been made possible through your financial support. In 2013 we will expand the number of academic scholarships offered so that more women can fulfill their dream of earning a high school diploma, while expanding the services, classes, and workshops offered at the center. Please consider the ways you may continue to support MuJER. Those $10 and $20 donations do sustain our work.

 

Sincerely,

MuJER’s Board of Directors 

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MuJER

Los Angeles, California, United States
http://www.mujerguatemala.org

Project Leader

Jessica Osorio

Sacramento, CALIFORNIA United States

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