Join Native Women: Build Self-Reliant Communities

by Psicologia y Derechos Humanos PSYDEH A.C.


PSYDEH's project organizes native women to work together to sustainably develop their own Otomi-Tepehua region of central Mexico. We provide workshops on leadership, rights and using storytelling as marketing tool, enabling them to launch their own local projects, e.g., distributing clean burning stoves or confronting gender violence. We also unite women across the Region at a public forum where they present their growth agenda to new government leaders. Your donation funds this bottom-up work.
total goal
monthly donors
month active


In the Otomi-Tepehua region, women play a subordinate role in civil society. They average a 3rd grade education. 95% report violence against them. Many face discrimination and abandonment. Incomes are low. Schools and public services are poor. Government is not responsive to native concerns. To address this reality, PSYDEH educates women on their rights and innate leadership abilities. We help them to organize to hold officials accountable and implement their own solutions to community problems.


Our model empowers sustainable community development. We use women-led human development training and network building to drive demand for basic services and homegrown solutions to problems. We train women to launch self-determined projects on such issues as improving health care, local income and the environment. We educate them on decision-making and leader strategies to sustain progress. Our public forum gives 250 women the opportunity to propose development projects to government officials.

Long-Term Impact

Women drive sustained progress in communities when armed with decision-making clarity, authority & economic resources. For 500 native women, this project breaks the isolation in which they live by organizing them around innate abilities, shared interests and joint power. Their 5 organizations and Cooperative will create local solutions to problems, celebrate culture and support female autonomy and regional collaboration. With success, we will integrate men and scale our model beyond the Region.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Campaign Facebook page
What will we do with your donation?

Organization Information

Psicologia y Derechos Humanos PSYDEH A.C.

Location: Santiago Tulantepec - Mexico
Website: https:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Damon Taylor
Mexico City, D.F. Mexico
$7,422 raised of $10,000 goal
85 donations
$2,578 to go
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. Learn more.
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money for this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page for this project.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.