This year, for the first time, our FPC project has expanded into the municipality of San Lucas Toliman. All ten women, or champions, for 2017 are from rural communities throughout San Lucas. “We are very excited about this expansion and to empower women in new places, but the process of finding the ten champions was difficult,” explained Vilma Mendoza, the FPC Project Manager.
When faced with these challenges, the FPC team sought the help of the Office on Women’s Issues in San Lucas, which was very receptive to the FPC project. With their help, we found ten champions who are open and excited to learn.