Category Archives: Women’s Empowerment (MAP)

Faces from the Community/Caras de la Comunidad: Luz

Originally posted by Mujeres Activas de Potrero on August 13, 2013 Luz Maria Rivera is a familiar face in Potrero. Almost any day you’ll see her behind the counter at Super Ceymi, gladly helping customers with their grocery list, but also with recipes, … Continue reading

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Faces from the Community/Caras de la Comunidad: Estefanía

Originally posted by Mujeres Activas de Potrero on July 10, 2013 Estefanía Tasara’s business is a new hot spot for lunch in Potrero. Estefanía is the owner of Dulces Momentos (“sweet moments”), an ice cream shop and restaurant. She was generous enough to … Continue reading

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Kicking Off Month Two of the Summer Matching Marathon

The second month of AM’s 2013 Summer Matching Marathon has just begun. The Summer Matching Marathon (SMM) is our biggest annual fundraising campaign, where every dollar donated to Abriendo Mentes between June 1st and August 31st will be matched by a … Continue reading

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MAP Introduces Meditation and Breathing Techniques in Health Workshop

By Francesca Cellini Sunday evening Mujeres Activas de Potrero (MAP) hosted a workshop for the women of Potrero as part of a series to promote healthy living. The workshop covered meditation and breathing with the goal of teaching the participants … Continue reading

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Hemos Crecido Juntas

de Natalie Ortiz Cómo se aleja uno de un proyecto que está floreciendo? Es como plantar una semilla ver crecer el árbol, acariciar la flor pero alejarse al ver nacer el fruto.  El fruto no es mío, es ahora del … Continue reading

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Un oficio, un futuro. MAP y el Programa de Capacitacion en Belleza y Estetica

por Natalie Ortiz Este año dimos inicio a un proyecto que forma parte del programa de empoderamiento de la mujer de MAP. Esta es una alianza con el Instituto Profesional de Belleza y Estética IECSA y la distribuidora de productos … Continue reading

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Dancing Down the Sun

by Gina Dettmer The women in this town take their job seriously.  They rise before the sun, and by the time they step out the door at seven their children are smartly dressed in freshly ironed uniforms, hair plaited and … Continue reading

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Bright Beginnings

This post was originally posted on the blog of our women’s empowerment group, Mujeres Activas de Potrero.  The author of this post is the Women’s Empowerment Coordinator at Abriendo Mentes.  Check out the women’s group website here or visit them … Continue reading

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Meet Nana

As we continue to highlight the women of our community, we would like to introduce you to Nana. Nana is a wonderful mother of five, a hard worker, and an important member of the Abriendo Mentes and Potrero community.  Her … Continue reading

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Why Abriendo Mentes Invests in the Women of our Community

All over the world people will be celebrating today, March 8th, as International Women’s Day.  It is a day to recognize and honor the strength and ability of women as invaluable contributors to society.  Abriendo Mentes (AM) would like to take this … Continue reading

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