|A Stroke of Good Luck for PEACE|
Laura Gelezunas - PVNN
A team of students, teachers and volunteers added lots of elbow grease to the painting project where they are turning an abandoned Ejido building into a place everyone can use.
"We have a lot of ideas on how to work with this community and it always teamwork," says Anibel Moralis, a volunteer, "We are almost finished and this place is going to be for the kids, for the ladies and for the community... and we are so proud of that."
Casa Campesina was obtained from the Ejido in the Punta de Mita region, rent free, for the next several years. It will house a classroom, craft workshop area, office, and a store where you can buy all the colorful items made by the women of Manos Unidas, a co-op program.
"The PEACE programs are important for the community because they contribute ideas. These develop into projects and enhance the women's ability to be able to work and make some extra money," says Rosalia Salas, store worker.
Rolling toward success, PEACE organizers plan a bright future for this space as well as all those who enter. They are in need of financial donations as well as in-kind donations of office supplies, furniture, books, computers and more! For more information on how you can help, visit PeaceMexico.org.
A Banderas Bay non-profit organization, PEACE acts as an umbrella organization for four charitable programs, Casa Comunidad, Ayuda Los Animales (Help The Animals), a Women's Co-Op (Manos de Mujeres Unidas) and Community Pride. It is a U.S. non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which accepts tax-deductible donations and a Mexican Civil Association that issues facturas for donations. For more information, please visit PeaceMexico.org or click HERE to read more about PEACE.
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