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Happy Mother’s Day Mexico!


Mother’s Day in Mexico is today, May 10th!  Tia would like to wish everyone a Happy Mother’s Day.  Many of our Promotoras are mothers, and all our 519 Promotores work tirelessly to make sure that moms are healthy and have a safe place to bring their babies into the world.  We also celebrate the beautiful, smart and strong women of Mexico, the aunts, grandmothers and other female role models that are the glue that hold our families and communities together.  Take this opportunity to thank the great women in your life!


Our Latest Newsletter is Out!


Our latest newsletter detailing our project in Atengo, Jalisco is hot off the presses!  You can view it by clicking here: Spring 2017 Newsletter or go to  We love to share our good news with our friends!

Chem Lab Getting a Spectrophotometer


Our UVM Mobile Chem Lab is thrilled with this donation from Barry and Carmen Libman, a new Spectrophotometer, donated to the Tia Foundation!  The couple accompanied us on our last brigade to Atengo, Jalisco and were moved by the dedication of the Quemi-pollos (our Chem Lab students) who stayed up until as late as 3:00 a.m., making sure all the water, blood and urine samples from the day were complete.  They asked what could be done to help and the result was this life-saving donation that we will be using in June in Poncitlan, Jalisco during our project with Brophy College Preparatory volunteers.  Thank you Barry and Carmen for your donation to the Tia Brigade!

Larger than Salem, Oregon


After our graduation ceremony last week in Atengo, Jalisco, Tia is now serving 165,000 rural Mexicans who are receiving care from our 519 Promotores (Community Health Workers)!  On this particular trip, we were especially grateful to our UVM Mobile Lab who discovered lead and mercury in the water sources.  Because they turned the results around so quickly, we were able to teach the Promotores how to make a water filtration system to clean the water.  Plus, we alerted local and state authorities to a pressing problem, so they can address it on a larger scale.

Más grande que Salem, Oregon

Después de nuestra ceremonia de graduación la semana pasada en Atengo, Jalisco, (leer mas) Continue reading ‘Larger than Salem, Oregon’

Role Models

This is one of our newest Community Health Workers.  She joined us this morning in Agostadero during out free consultations because she wanted to practice drawing blood and other new skills she learned this week in class.  Her daughter has been watching her as she learns valuable lifesaving knowledge like CPR, birthing, IV and IM injections and much more.  As she gives free care to neighbors and families, she gains respect and prestige in the community.  There is no doubt that she is a great role model for her daughter.

Modelos a Seguir

Esta es una de nuestras Promotoras en Salud de la Comunidad. (leer mas) Continue reading ‘Role Models’

Shout Out to UVM’s Mobile Chem Lab

20170320_185417A big shout out for our Universidad del Valle de Mexico‘s Mobile Chemistry Lab students! Some nights, they have been up until midnight processing blood and urine tests for our villagers.  They can set up wherever there is an electrical outlet and work quickly so patients can get their results promptly.  This critical and innovative service has already saved lives!

Un Grito para el Laboratorio Químico Móvil de la UVM

Un gran grito para los estudiantes del Laboratorio (leer mas) Continue reading ‘Shout Out to UVM’s Mobile Chem Lab’

Hope for the people of Ojo de Agua

Today was the Tia Foundation’s third day of our project in Atengo, Jalisco, Mexico.  This morning with UVM, we traveled to the nearby small town of Ojo de Agua.  All morning, the medical students have been giving medicine to patients, psychological evaluations, teaching school kids about health and taking blood samples to be tested for numerous illnesses.   For some of the people here, it may the first time they have ever visited a doctor.  We would also like to welcome Barry and Carmen Libman, who have joined us on the project and care deeply about helping those in need. Don’t touch that dial, we’ll be back soon with more stories and pictures

Esperanza para la Gente de Ojo de Agua

Hoy termina el tercer día de nuestro proyecto en Atengo, Jalisco, México. (leer mas) Continue reading ‘Hope for the people of Ojo de Agua’

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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