Weavers—To continue developing their marketing plans for Mexico. We plan that they will be completely independent with the help of a website which they will manage themselves and sales in Mexico within the tourist industry. The attention they are
receiving for their work at the museum will significantly promote their work.
Literacy—One of our indigenous teachers, Augustina Lopez, is being trained to take over this program for older women in nearby villages. Patty is beginning the publicity for the
bilingual literacy program, “Learning with all your senses” at several conferences. This is a very unique bilingual, adult education program for women. Patty will also introduce
the program to other indigenous groups in Oaxaca.
Health—The women are presently evaluating this year’s program and they are asking for more intensive education around issues particular to women’s health (women’s life
cycles, women’s illnesses and domestic violence). There will be an initiative to evaluate their eyesight and provide assistance including glasses.
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