Weavers Agripina and Dominga with dolls
Hola to all donors and supporters!
This comes with gratitude for all you do to support the work of the Circle of Women.
Each year brings new growth to the women of our projects in Miramar.
This year we are focusing on developing leadership among the women:
- Four apprentice weavers are studying with master weavers Marcelina
- Two teachers are being trained by Edith and Augustina to expand the literacy
program to two new villages.
- Six health promoters are being trained by Dr. Armida Sanchez. These women
will be the first line of defense in the village for health matters. As health
educators, they will advise and help in decision making around medical care,
and develop health resources for Miramar.
ALL TWELVE WOMEN ARE FULLY LITERATE AND INVESTED IN THE HEALTH, ECONOMICS, AND LITERACY OF THE VILLAGE. All have stepped forward to ask the Circle of Women for training.
THANKS TO YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT THERE NOW WILL BE TWELVE NEW WOMEN
LEADERS FOR MIRAMAR!
The empowerment of the women of Miramar is taking on a life of it's own and we are increasingly celebrating their success and turning more and more of the work over to them.
In order to complete this process of developing the women's independence from us we ask for your support again.
We have been in the village for nearly 10 years and have developed effective and
sustainable programs. They also are transferable to other venues. It has been an amazing adventure for all of us and you have made it happen. Let us continue together to empower these women and their children.
Judith Lockhart-Radtke and
the Women of Miramar, Oaxaca
The Circle of Women