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New Project in Atotonilco El Alto


Today we arrived in the beautiful town of  Atotonilco El Alto and received a warm reception from its residents.  This will be a special trip because it will be our first trip with Dr. Roberto Martinez as a part of Tia.  Stay tuned for more about the project throughout the week on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Earthquake Volunteer Brigades Mobilize

Tia has so many unselfish medical and allied health professionals, who have provided world-class training for our Promotores.  You will not be surprised to know they have already mobilized to treat earthquake victims in Distrito Federal and the State of Morelos.  We are honored to work with these heroes!  #fuerzamexico !  If you have been wanting to find a way to provide direct and real help, please consider a donation in any amount. Or type into your browser.  We are sending money daily to these dedicated volunteers to offset their costs of gas and supplies.

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Next Stop: Atotonilco El Alto


Our second annual Brophy College Preparatory trip during the second week of October will be in Atotonilco El Alto, in the Los Altos (the highlands) region of Jalisco.  Laura and Dr. Roberto just returned from our advance trip to prepare for our project with Brophy.  We were struck by how clean even the humblest of dwellings were kept.  Flowers in almost every yard and the tiny town plazas very neat.  The people here may be poor, but they are proud of their community!

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Tia Project Sites

Tia has covered so much of Central Mexico that all the project site location names cannot fit on one map!  Everywhere you see a yellow pushpin, Tia’s Promotores are helping their neighbors out, providing free care and educating them on health topics to keep their families well.

Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So…get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

Here’s a closer look at our locations in West Central Mexico:

Western Project Sites


San Pedro Itzican Project Completed


Tia now has 553 Promotores serving 172,000 people in Mexico. This Promotora just graduated in San Pedro Itzican, Jalisco with her son watching.  He attended many classes with her.   His mother learned how to deliver babies, make a water filtration system using household items, give an intramuscular injection, do CPR and how to spot and manage diabetes.  Her skills will be especially useful here because they live a great distance from the nearest doctor and because the water quality is abysmal.  Her selfless dedication to learning and serving others means her adorable little boy will enjoy a higher quality of life.

2017 Summer Newsletter


Click here (or to read all about our project last week in Poncitlan.  The struggles of the kind people there are beyond belief.

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!

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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