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IOU Foundation Supports Scholarships for Indigenous Women of Oaxaca

Sandra_OaxacaPresident Sandra Hurlong at scholarship benefit in Oaxaca, Mexico

May 2014 - Oaxaca, Mexico

IOU Foundation President Sandra Hurlong participated with the Lila Downs benefit for Casa de la Mujer in Oaxaca, Mexico.  In keeping with its commitment to sustainability and education, IOUF donates annually to the Guadalupe Musalem Scholarship Fund.

This fund supports the education of young women with limited economic resources who might otherwise not be able to complete their studies. This education project reaches out to eight regions in the State of Oaxaca and 68 rural indigenous communities. Since its inception in 1995 over 100 young women have benefited from the project and 23 have now finished their university programs.
IOUF is proud to participate in this educational project which has many positive benefits for both women’s education and their home communities.