I’ve made about eight trips to Mexico now, including several to Oaxaca, but this was different and so enjoyable in quite a different way. Although I’ve visited FOP’s projects a couple of times before and taught English for several days in one of the schools, I enjoyed the opportunity to see the broad spectrum of… [Continue Reading]
If you were to ask Friends of Pimpollo founder, John Kerr, what his ambitions are with his “Oaxaca Kids Can” breakfast program, he would likely stop you right there and tell you that Oaxaca Kids Can (or OKC) is not a breakfast program. He would say this firmly, because it is an important… [Continue Reading]
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At Friends of Pimpollo, our belief is that education is the key to effecting change in the world. Our work strives to promote opportunities through education in southern Mexico.
Are you looking to do something sweet for your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? Flowers and chocolate are always nice, but why not give a gift that lasts more than one day?
You can share the love all year long by signing up today as a monthly sustainer with Friends of Pimpollo in the name of your loved one, and you will be supporting education programs for students of all ages in southern Mexico. It’s a gift in their honor today that lasts throughout the whole year. Plus, we’ll send a custom-made, Oaxacan-inspired valentine by artist Nico Inzerella to your valentine!
*Already have big plans for Valentine’s Day but want to add something special? Make a one-time gift in the name of your loved ones, and we will send them something special too!
Nico Inzerella is an artist based out of Seattle. He has spent time in Juchitan at Pimpollo and is still in contact with many people associated with Pimpollo. Being Chicano, he uses influences of Mexican art. He traveled through Mexico for a year studying art in 2013 and uses this influence in his art today. You can check his work at nicoinzerella.com or his art on Facebook at Nico Inzerella Art.
Friends of Pimpollo (pronounced pim-poy-o and also known as FOP) develops and supports education based projects in southern Mexico, specifically in the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas. Friends of Pimpollo operates as a volunteer organization, with an Intern and Executive Director based in Salem, … read more
Our efforts are focused on four primary missions in southern Mexico. The children, young adults and families served through Friends of Pimpollo come from extremely low income households. Many of those that we serve come from indigenous backgrounds. Please explore our programs by viewing the links … read more
Thank you for choosing to support our programs. Your one-time gift or monthly donation helps us develop and support education based projects and programs in southern Mexico. Please select one of the options below. 1. Donate Today The sustainability of our programs relies on donors like you. … read more