Mujeres de Maiz Foundation is the Sunday Offering recipient in June.
This is the 12th year that we have supported this group founded by a UU living in Sequim, Wa.
She identified a need upon visiting a village in Chiapas, Mexico, and the Foundation has
done its best for 14 years to provide scholarships for indigenous women and children to
continue their education.
At present there are 22 receiving scholarships from 6th grade
to university. They in turn are required to provide community service so the work has
grown to benefit 120 primary school children presently in 8 communities.
In addition Mujeres provides eye exams, eyeglasses, computers, and this year 3 sewing machines.
It is not Sunday Offering’s policy as a rule to give support to a group on a regular basis
but Mujeres has accomplished so much with so little and has such a close connection
with UU’s that we are pleased to offer our support