This project educates and organizes marginalized indigenous women in rural Hidalgo, Mexico to develop their own communities. PSYDEH values the innate capacity of Mexican people and provides rights and leader training, mobilizing women to launch sustainable, local projects that drive bottom-up development of their communities. Our unique model empowering citizens to solve their own problems is the way forward for sustained poverty reduction.
We confront a major Mexican challenge; women are not supported as public problem-solvers. In our rural area, indigenous women are a majority, but participate only nominally in civic society. They are central to families, communities & cultural traditions, but average only a 3rd grade education, and their wages are unlivable. 95% of these women report facing discrimination and violence in homes, schools & political processes.
Your donation is an investment in our work that trains women to launch self-sustaining projects to solve local problems. It will underwrite artisan work that creates a steady income and strengthen knowledge on decision-making & strategies to sustain progress. It will also support our public forums that empower women to promote their unprecedented agenda to government.
Women drive sustained progress in communities when armed with decision-making clarity, authority & economic resources. For indigenous women, this project breaks the isolation in which they live by organizing around abilities, shared interests & power. Their network of local organizations creates long-term solutions to problems & supports female autonomy. With success, we start to integrate men, poverty decreases & migration slows, ultimately creating healthy communities of change across Hidalgo.