Help us help 15 year old Marie
This little lady has been crippled since birth due to spina bifida. She gets around using a walker (see photo) and sometimes by dragging her body across the floor of her family's home. She needs a special cane, braces and some specialized medical care. Your donation will help us supply all this and more for this young woman and many others like her.
The Big 3
Why this cause?
Extreme poverty. Almost 81% of the indigenous peoples in Mexico live in extreme poverty (2015 UN report). “In the three states with the most concentrated indigenous populations, the vast majority of children live under the poverty line on less than two dollars a day.”
There is no waiting for many indigenous individuals. They wait, they continue to suffer or worse.
Why the Fellowship?
We track down indigenous people in need and work with them one-on-one. There is nothing impersonal about the Fellowship: We consider those we help and those who donate or volunteer to be family. So we follow-up on both. Also, as family, those who give are not just names on a database. We ask for their stories, needs and concerns (To pray over as well as to offer input and moral support).
INDIGENOUS MEXICAN CULTURAL CENTER
The Fellowship seeks to establish a cultural center (Southern California) devoted to indigenous cultures . Here visitors will meet indigenous villagers & craftspeople and see their creative work, attend presentations, lectures, exhibitions, and more. They will also learn how they can become partner-participants in lifting struggling indigenous peoples out of dire circumstances and conditions.
DIRECT AID TO STRUGGLING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES IN THE BAJA
The Fellowship believes it is vital that struggling indigenous people who live on their ancestral land should remain there. The Fellowship's goal is to provide basic necessities and equip them to become as self-sustaining as possible.
Lupita, Mexican Indian (2018)
This octogenarian Mexican Indian lady works long hours stripping cacti of thorns for very little money. She eats but lives in a rickety little hut no American would keep their pet dog in. FMAIP has committed itself to help this woman out.