We are friends in Mexico and the United States who understand that families and communities
are stronger when women are safe and are educated.
Project Dignidad has the structure to make that happen.
Veronica helped in the coffee, cacoa, and corn fields, and walked almost three hours each day to attend the nearest high school. When one of her teachers sexually abused her, her grades fell. “How could I study in school? I had to see him all the time!” She is now living in the women's shelter, Casa Dignidad, where she receives tutoring and counseling. She is pursuing a career in nursing.
ARTWORK provided by CREATIVE KIDS, El Paso, Texas