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I wanted to take today to highlight the important work of one of our 501(c)3 non-profit customers the Mujeres de Maíz Opportunity Foundation based out Sequim, Washington. The organization’s mission is to improve the lives of the indigenous young women of the Mujeres de Maíz en Resistencia Cooperative in one of the poorest states in Mexico called Chiapas.

The cooperative is a group of seamstresses from eight villages in Chiapas, who get together every couple months to exchange knowledge and practice computer skills. Many of the streamstresses have to sew through the night which is difficult due to the lack of electrical power, which forces the streamstresses to use expensive and dangerous kerosene lamps.

The Mujeres de Mujeres de Maíz Opportunity Foundation took an interesting approach to solve the lighting problem for the streamstresses by donating Everlite Solar Compact Spotlights which are basically a highly efficient LED light with a nickel-metal hydride battery and small solar panel. Now, thanks to the Mujeres de Maíz Opportunity Foundation, the streamstresses have access to solar electricity which replaces kerosene oil, an expensive item for the poor women to purchase.

This is a great example how even the smallest scale of solar power can make a big impact for people in developing countries, don’t you agree? I think solar power has the largest opportunity to help the billions of people in the world who have no access to power, what do you think?

Make a donation to Mujeres de Mujeres de Maíz Opportunity Foundation, as you can see from the foundation’s work they can turn a small donation into a big difference. A little money goes a long way in Chiapas.

Author: Deep Patel

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