- La Vida provides funding for two scholars supported by FGM
Description of Project
Fondo Guadalupe Musalem (“FGM”) supports disadvantaged young women, mainly from rural, indigenous and Afro-Mexican communities in Oaxaca, so that they can carry out their studies and achieve personal development grounded on ethical values
62 percent of the population of the state of Oaxaca live in poverty and 21 percent in extreme poverty. Oaxaca is the entity with the largest indigenous population in Mexico representing almost 44% and located mainly in rural localities.
Access to education and retention levels are particularly challenging for the indigenous population or speakers and take on worrying dimensions when it comes to women
By providing educational bursaries and tailored, consistent one-on-one support to scholars, FGM supports talented girls from indigenous backgrounds so that they can complete secondary and university education
In the 2021 – 2022 school year, there are 25 high school beneficiaries and 16 university students.
From 1996 to 2022, the Guadalupe Musalem A. C. Fund has awarded a total of 173 scholarships for high school studies, and has supported 56 of these young women to carry out at least one tranche of their professional studies