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Cultural Exchange Program

Come support a progressive women’s health and rights organization in rural Mexico and enjoy a culturally enriching experience.

When: April 9th - 13th, 2018 or July 9th - 13th, 2018
Where: Pátzcuaro and Erongarícuaro, Michoacán, México

Discount for our inaugural week of the program

The normal charge for the week-long program is $1,500 SD. of which $500 is tax deductible.
For the inaugural week of April 9th - 13th, 2018 we are offering a 15% discount, bringing the total to $1,275 USD.
 
Mujeres Aliadas, a women’s not-for-profit health and rights organization working in the area of Lake Pátzcuaro, Mexico, is offering a unique opportunity to anyone interested in learning about a successful community-based model for women’s health and traditional Mexican practices surrounding birth.

This travel opportunity offers a week-long program with an emphasis on sharing knowledge and ideas with traditional and professional midwives from the Lake Pátzcuaro area and surrounding indigenous communities.  There will be time allotted to discuss topics related to women’s health, to socialize with Mujeres Aliadas staff and professional midwife students and with local traditional midwives. Visit to an indigenous community to observe a Mujeres Ariadas clinical session and sexual and reproductive health presentation.  There will be opportunities to talk with clinic staff and local women. Workshops will be held on the making of herbal medicines, the use of the rebozo during labor and the postpartum period, and other traditional practices.
 
Participants will also be able to explore the culturally rich communities of Pátzcuaro and surrounding villages as well as to purchase beautiful handicrafts directly from indigenous artisans.


What Mujeres Aliadas will provide to attendees:
 
1)    A week-long structured cultural and educational program
2)    Transportation to and from Morelia airport
3)    6 nights hotel in Pátzcuaro
4)    Transportation each day to and from the hotel and the Mujeres Aliadas women’s center in Eronga and for field trips
5)    Five comidas (lunches)
6)    Translation assistance for those who do not speak Spanish


Groups will be limited to 10 individuals to allow for quality interaction with the local community.
 
 
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