In Mexico, the Fuentes Libres micro-finance program for women has begun a new program in partnership with CWR. The staff of Fuentes Libres has seen for quite some time that while the women are gathered to do the work of the banks, the children are present but not engaged in anything age-appropriate or specific for them. So, recently Fuentes Libres started a Children’s Club. One of the communities is in San Andres Ixtlahuaca in Oaxaca. 898 people live in this city.
In this group, the community bank is made up of 70 women. Fuentes Libres has worked there for 4 years and has begin to visit the village and meet with these women in the community bank. Earlier this month, they hosted a health prevention event for the women and children that would be the basis for the children’s clubs. During that event, they focused especially on the children’s health.