María Prieto's Fund
The María Prieto's Fund was created in 2016 with the desire to maintain the presence and the memory of Mary in the life of a lot of family and friends. There is no better way to remember and honor her than by being generous to the most vulnerable, so that, through education, they are freer and more autonomous.
This initiative is managed by Entreculturas, an NGO promoted by the Jesuits that defends the right to quality education for all people as a way to achieve a fairer world.
Throughout these years, the Fund has supported the Escuela Selva project in Peru, improving the education of more than 900.
Wapis and Awajun indigenous students and the training of 59 teachers in 3 schools in the Upper Maranon.
Following the earthquake that struck Mexico in September 2017, the Maria Prieto Fund supported the construction of the housing of 4 ikoots women heads of family in a situation of extreme vulnerability in San Mateo del Mar, Oaxaca.
At present, support is directed to the project “Promoting decent work for women in the northern jungle of Chiapas, Mexico”. The project is developed in the communities of the regions where the cooperatives of social and solidarity economy of the Yomol A’tel group, located in the municipalities of Chilón, Stitala, Yajalón, Ocosingo and Pantelho work.
The objective of this project is to consolidate the women's cooperative for the production of cosmetics as well as promote new enterprises: agro-ecological works in vegetables, medicinal plant gardens and melliferous and apiary products. Women will be trained in financial issues and social and solidarity economy.
Direct beneficiaries: 62 rural Tseltal women.
- 37 women members of the cooperative.
- 15 women working in agro-ecological practices.
- 5 women undertaking projects with apiaries.
- 5 women treasurers of the microfinance company.
We count on you to make it happen. Thank you very much.
* We inform you that, at any time, you can contact Entreculturas to request information about this project and its results