Our last project launch, in mid-May took place in Zacoalco de Torres. This historic town is famous for making equipales, which are handmade pieces of furniture made of leather and wood. The Municipality of Zacoalco is an extremely poor area. Many of the kids and their families do not have shoes and can only afford to eat meat a couple of times a year. They are farmers who have little access to water. Our graduation was held at Parroquia de San Francisco de Asis and was followed by a lovely potluck, made by Promotoras and friends, at our graduation party.
On this trip we trained our youngest Promotora, Maria, who is only 14 years old but a very sharp young lady! We trained 38 new Promotores, including three more males. Now we have a total of 245 Promotores, 224 women and 21 men, serving over 90,000 villagers. Our next launch will put us over 100,000 people served! The Tia Foundation would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Roberto Martinez and Dr. Nina Castro, our brigade leaders from UAG’s Programa de Medicina en la Comunidad.