Women’s Program

Learning to sew

Christmas Bazaar: Sr. Mary and women sell products
Support is given to Otomí women of low economic resources to become self-sufficient in order to support their families, end the cycle of abject poverty and offer a more dignified life. Some women have been abused, abandoned, widowed or are single mothers who are often illiterate or have no more than a third-grade education. They must overcome a debilitating lack of self-esteem. After participating in a sewing program, the women produce a wide variety of clothing, embroidery and other needlework which are sold mainly in Mexican cities and the USA.

Through visiting their homes and formal gatherings, the director gives guidance in the development of life skills, parenting skills, health, sanitation and on-going personal growth.