First children in the “Smiles in the Desert” project in 2004.
Women from the economic project “Women neighbors supporting Women neighbors”
Project of economical kitchen coordinated by women
Our team in 2004
Las Hormigas façade in its beginnings
“Las Abejas” restaurant - Mary and Ramon
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ORIGIN OF LAS HORMIGAS
Two motivations in the origin of Las Hormigas drive its creation: establishing the Organization within a marginalized area, where the population had no access to growth or development services, and offering a professional, quality service in the therapeutical and educational area.
Asociacion Civil LAS HORMIGAS COMUNIDAD EN DESARROLLO was founded and legally incorporated in May 2002. It was temporarily established in a rented facility. There, it started providing psychotherapy services and some community organization workshops.
OPENING OF OUR CENTER
On March 19, 2004, our own premises -built with mud and sand from the area- opened thanks to the financing of two great friends: Stanley Martinka and John Lee. This is the space currently being used.
There were many challenges in the face of which they wanted to respond: violence experienced by women, large numbers of girls and boys in the streets who were not attending school, economic hardship experienced by lots of women who didn’t have a formal job due to different reasons, people needing to be heard, children of working mothers being cared for by strangers.
From the onset, the fundamental Las Hormigas Projects were born, as well as others with which they attempted to respond to the demands in the poverty and marginalization reality, among which were:
a) self-administration economy project of transportation by women for women “Women neighbors supporting women neighbors”.
b) women’s economical kitchen
c) small “Las Abejas” restaurant
d) daycare for working mothers’ children (see bulletin section)
The Team stopped to reflect on their abilities and strengths, aiming to focus on their origins and raison d'être. They decided then to implement and strengthen the Las Hormigas backbone: human growth and development as well as awareness awakening through its two Fundamental Projects: The Psycho-educational Project, and the Psychotherapeutical Project.
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LAS HORMIGAS COMUNIDAD EN DESARROLLO A.C. 2015
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