After an amazing year gathering us around the table, sharing our stories, and finding solace and common ground in motherhood, we want to pull up additional seats, to pour some extra cups, to make our community even bigger and more inclusive. We’re introducing "Mother to Mother: A Coffee + Crumbs Care Collective" - an initiative to serve mothers around the globe, starting with mothers in Guatemala. And to kick this off, we have two projects to partner with the mamas at Puerta de Esperanza CarePoint. These moms lack access to education and resources and are therefore taken advantage of and unable to rise up. The local leaders at the CarePoint have a plan to change that, and we want to help.
PROJECT #1: EMPOWERMENT - $1,875
We plan to train and organize the ladies of the community in areas such as child protection, Bible training, birth registration, group therapy, legal advocacy, and how to search for donors.
PROJECT #2: COOPERATIVE - $1,625
We want to establish a co-op with the women of the garbage dump area from La Terminal. These women currently work in the dump recollecting different materials (plastic bottles, carton, paper) and are regularly cheated from earning a fair price on the items. This new co-op will ensure that the women are paid fairly on what they collect.
That’s a total of $3,500, and with a community our size, we can do it. If everyone gives even a few dollars, we can empower and equip these mamas to provide for their kids the way their hearts long to be able to do. These projects are not about simply giving a handout, but about offering a hand up, a way to learn, grow, and develop into the providers they want to become.
If you believe every child deserves empowerment and dignity, we are inviting you to join us making an impact in the lives of the mothers and children at the Puerta de Esperanza CarePoint.
Your gift can be small or it can be big, but either way it's going to make a huge difference in the lives of mothers and their children.
Thanks so much for your generosity!
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Thank you for making a difference at Puerta de Esperanza CarePoint!