Daughter of Nahua partner from Santa Ana Tzacuala
As highlighted in this new VIDEO FIELD REPORT, YOU are making a sustainable impact in Mexico!
Over the last three months,
- WE delivered the first concrete return on your investment.
- Native women are making exciting progress.
- PSYDEH has celebrated big wins, as NGO and with our GlobalGiving campaign.
In late spring, your donation helped us complete an initiative to strengthen indigenous women participation in Mexico's democratic system (see HERE for our highlight video in Spanish). Then, we united hundreds of women with local NGOs and elected officials at a regional public forum to discuss why women must participate in the electoral process and sustainable development ideas.
With each passing month, more women partners show the power of our bottom-up education and organizing model. For example, in 2016, Marisela, 29yrs old and from Santa Ana Tzacuala, a past workshop participant and leader of the women's umbrella network of organizations (Network), ran for mayor, promoted our work nationally and built pilot projects in her community while helping to link other Network members to more micro-enterprise projects. In 2017, she continues to build, and link women colleagues to, local projects while pursuing a fellowship to attend a United Nations leader seminar in Madrid, Spain for indigenous leaders. By design, women like Marisela (who can be seen below addressing the Public Forum) direct our project design and implementation and sustain progress beyond our work.
PSYDEH has just been awarded another prize by the Mexican federal government to answer women partners' demands to learn more about, and overcome male sexism in, Mexico's electoral process.
Our "Fruits of Change" campaign is in its third quarter and continues to innovate to achieve our monetary goal. For example, today, June 28, PSYDEH is selected from among Global Giving's 3000 projects to headline their home page. Moreover, we partner with USA youth who plant seeds for fruits of change, in Mexico and the USA.
Lastly, in pursuit of more, high-quality returns on your investment in 2017 and beyond, PSYDEH grows its majority-women team based in and out of the Region.
TO LEARN MORE about 2017 returns, progress and wins, be sure to follow our Recent News page.
¡Juntos Somos Mejores!
Marisela, regional Nahua leader
Otomi leaders at workshop on why women & democracy