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2017 Wrap Up Newsletter

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We accomplished a lot last year!  The new year will be no different. Click here for our 2017 Year Wrap Up Newsletter or you can find our newsletter at
https://tiafoundation.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/newsletter010218.pdf  See photos and highlights from 2017 and get a sneak peak into our plans for 2018.

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Two Medical Students from UVM Share

After our most recent project near Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, these two bright medical students from Universidad del Valle de Mexico tell us what volunteering for our project and working with the poor meant to them.  Very sweet and moving.

Photo Album Remembering Tia’s Decade

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This Sunday marks our 10th Anniversary of incorporation, though our research began in 2005.  To celebrate, we are taking the time to remember all of the people and places that made this journey so special. Thanks to the hard work and support from so many, Tia has gone from just a dream to the reality of serving free health care to over 130,000 needy villagers.

Tia’s Decade in a mini photo album.  Click on the link or type into your browser:  https://tiafoundation.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/noticas010816.pdf

 

End of the Year Recap Newsletter

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Tia’s year end newsletter is out which recaps our activities for the year.  If you would like to be added to our email list, just email Nate Harris at tionate@cox.net and he’d be happy to include you.

Click here Noticias 12/10/15 or go to this address: https://tiafoundation.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/noticas121015.pdf

Big Thanks to Yesenia and Ynoscabel

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Yesenia Monroy Chavez (left) and Ynoscabel Reyes Hernandez (center) were absolutely instrumental in the success of our last project in Cuautitlan de Garcia Barragan.  Both work for the local government and acted as liaisons with each department.  They assisted us with finding a location for our courses to take place and searching for a great caterer for our brigade and Promotores.   Since both these remarkable people come from the Nahuatl community, they guided us through the various villages and helped us recruit the best, most motivated Promotores to serve their people.  Yesenia and Ynoscabel went far beyond their job descriptions to make our project sustainable.  Thank you both from all of us at Tia!

Meet Tia’s 23 Newest Graduates

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We are extremely proud of this recent group of graduates!  More than half lived so far away that they had to spend the week in dormitories In Cuautitlan, away from their families, in order to attend the full course.  ALL of them passed their final examinations, but Paty Barreto (top row, second from the right) actually scored 100% on the tough exam!  Her little daughter was on hand to witness her mother’s proud accomplishment.  Congratulations to these hard working group!  There are now 280 Tia Promotores serving about 110,000 people.

Help Us Bring Healthcare to the Huicholes

10382511_10152912218940281_3338871334988398035_oThe Huichol indigenous people of Mexico are famous for their art, like this intricately beaded jaguar head.  The Huicholes live deep inside the mountains of West Central Mexico, in the States of Jalisco, Zacatecas and Nayarit.  In fact, their villages are at least an 18 hour drive from Guadalajara and the road is only passable outside of the rainy season.  As a result, healthcare is difficult to access. Laura, Tia’s founder has been approached by Huichol leaders because they would like to have Tia Promotores Project in their villages implemented in fall of 2015.

During our trip in August, Laura met with Huicholes who had come to Guadalajara to sell their lovely art.  Among them were children, some with permanent learning and health disabilities due to inadequate prenatal care and lack of nutrition during infancy.  If you would like to help Tia bring our program to the Huichol people, please click on the Donate Now button on the right side of our home page.

 


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About Tia Foundation

A 501(c)3 non-profit, the Tia Foundation endeavors to provide health-related development strategies, not relief. “Tia”, meaning “aunt” in Spanish, seeks to use our experience, resources and knowledge to link villagers to the means to do for themselves. Learn More...

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