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Here are some of the projects we are working on

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English classes

We have been holding weekly ESL classes for 3 years.  During Covid, they were on Zoom, and we are now opeing up in person classes again.

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Kids' Kitchens

Before covid, we were helping 55 families each month. Now (2023) we are feeding over 700 children in the Kids' Kitchens - five days a week!     

New lessons being learned

Planting program

Sadly our "Vivero La Esperanza" in San Juan Tecomatlán closed during covid.  But Creser is another organization that has grown from our work - and they are now growing food for the Kids'Kitchens!

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Jewelry classes

We have been providing jewelry making classes since 2017 and with Mel's help the students are doing so well!

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Hair styling  classes

We have been providing hairstyling classes for 6 years in different areas.  Now women are working from home and creating their own businesses!


Sewing program

We have been giving sewing lessons for 5 years.  We hope to resume at the end of May 2022.

Cooking classes

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In 2019 the women built a pizza oven and make pizzas at the weekend for sale.  They also have a corn crushing machine which makes the corn tortilla mix.  Now we plan to teach how to use new vegetables in their diet (especially for kidney patients).

Knitting classes


We provided knitting classes for 3 years.  It gives a sense of accomplishment and pride.  We hope to recontinue in 2022.

Library Program

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The lending library is up and running and the children are enjoying reading!  What a joy!

More Spanish books are needed though!

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