CELEBRATING 2014 SUCCESSES
In addition to operating the clinic in Ajijic and providing the free clinic in Tepehua twice a week, CEDEJO also successfully completed an all-volunteer-run (by Mexicana women) pilot project aptly named ‘Mujeres, Poder y Vida’ (‘Women, Power and Life’), which provided over 60 sessions of comprehensive women’s empowerment workshops to the Tepehua community. CEDEJO would like to, eventually, secure funding to continue to offer the empowerment workshops and to expand them to include several other communities around Lakeside.
Another success was the realization of CEDEJO Director's long-time dream of outfitting a mobile health unit in order to be able to visit & provide services to the most vulnerable communities around Lake Chapala. Generous anonymous donors have provided a van for CEDEJO to use twice a week for this purpose. Director Sylvia Flores will begin this program in January 2015.
MAKING NEW CONNECTIONS
CEDEJO also met with visiting representatives from Horizons, a Canadian based non-profit organization committed to promoting social justice and people-centered development in Central America and Mexico. Horizons and CEDEJO are currently in the preliminary stages of exploring possible partnership opportunities.
Lastly, CEDEJO spent many hours in 2014 meeting with numerous officials in Guadalajara and applying for a variety of Mexican government grant programs. CEDEJO hopes these meetings and their efforts will result in some fruitful outcomes.
OUR 2015 CAMPAIGN
To help CEDEJO through the next year and until we can realize some funding through other avenues, please consider donating to our 2015 fundraising campaign.