This sustainable community-led development project serves to empower rural and Indigenous women entrepreneurs through the Sierra Madre Network, a cooperative incubator based in rural Hidalgo, Mexico. Through biweekly skills training, community impact projects, and dynamic networking opportunities, four women-led cooperatives learn how to propel their businesses forward, hone personal and professional development skills, and combat social, economic, and gender inequality as local changemakers.
The isolated mountain communities of rural Hidalgo, Mexico face high rates of social, economic, and gender inequality. Marginalization severely restricts women's capacity to address inequality and collaborate on community-driven development solutions.
Combatting social, economic, and gender inequality in rural Hidalgo, PSYDEH's Sierra Madre Network unites rural and Indigenous women in constructing a powerful cooperative network that drives community-driven sustainable development across ther region. Biweekly workshops support Indigenous women to expand their personal and professional development that empowers both individuals and communities.
By centering our work on rural and Indigenous women leaders' needs and demands, the Sierra Madre Network uses a scalable impact-making program model to create long-term social and economic opportunities in a severely marginalized region. Joining PSYDEH's Sierra Madre Network you are a critical ally for rural and Indigenous women empowered as local leaders to advance social, economic, and gender equality in rural Mexico.