When you hear someone say, "I went to Mexico." What comes to mind? Cruise ships. A picturesque vista. Palm trees. Fruity beverages. Oh, and tropical weather. Yes, all the vacation-y things. You typically don't imagine your days south of the border to be serenaded by birds and your freezing cold nights set to the soundtrack of about 1 million dogs.
In this particular case, they were.
Women are strong. Women are agents of change. Yet women in poor communities bear almost the entire responsibility for providing the basic needs for their families, yet are largely left without resources.Read more
“I now understand the importance of giving medicine to my sheep” were the words of Mrs. Hortensia Barnabas Sotero de Ejido of the village of Detiña in Mexico after administering vitamins to her flock of sheep.
She is thankful for the advice and assistance received by the CHOICE Mexico veterinarians and now she can properly take care of the sheep and have a good production of animals in perfect health to sale for income to help support her family.Read more
Margarita, Ana Luisa, Carmen, Maricela, Lupita and Catherine are students in Conception Aculco, State of Mexico. They are very enthusiastic and intelligent young women and single mothers.
Recently they approached CHOICE Mexico about starting a Savings Box Program at their school. They want to invite their classmates to join the Savings Box Program because they believe they can save what little they have to address future needs at school and home.Read more
“In youth we learn” – not only a popular quote but incredibly accurate when it comes to many of the bright young people that support us. Sydney is just such an individual. After returning recently from Mexico on an expedition with ASEA, Sydney developed, and blogged about, five critical findings relevant to anyone no matter their economic standing or education level. She also was quick to recognize that after all the hard work, a woman deserves a refreshing Coke.
Thank you, Sydney, for being our guest blogger this week! Her five critical findings here!
Clean water saves lives. Women and children spend up to 4 hours a day collecting water. The journey, which could include encounters with dangerous animals or men, can be as dangerous as the quality of the water. And this taken away from education and economic development.Read more
In the present, water has been problematic around the world, becoming a highly important topic worldwide. Some of these factors, water pollution being the most common, regarding the cities and the over exploitation of it, can reach the point of leaving many communities without any water. Case in point, the communities in Mexico. The total worldwide requirement of water reaches 4 billion liters per year and natural sources of this precious liquid cannot meet the demand.Read more
According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), education that is both relevant and purposeful has the power to transform lives.Read more
One of the things that sets CHOICE apart from other NGOs is the emphasis on developing leadership within the community before all else – then taking a support role to that leadership. Rincon is a small traditional Otomi village in Mexico. The road connecting it to the main road is practically impassable, even for 4×4 vehicles. In assessing the priorities to their economic development, the village leaders felt that a useable road was critical.Read more