In the high Mixteca area in Oaxaca, Mexico, seven out of ten adult women are illiterate. Illiteracy and gender inequality are the primary causes of economic and educational disadvantage. This grant will support a Circle of Women coordinated program aimed at helping the indigenous Mixteca women in Oaxaca to become self-sufficient and empower them to build healthy and viable communities. Our grant is providing funding for one new teacher, program supplies, and all needed teacher travel for one year.
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