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.
A big round of applause for the St. John the Apostle fourth grade class- their efforts and generosity will provide nearly 750 meals for students at Símbolos Patrios Elementary School in Vicente Guerrero, Oaxaca. Thank you!!
Fifteen years ago, Friends of Pimpollo came to be. We are living proof of Progress In Motion. Check out our latest video to learn more about how we have progressed since we were founded in 2000. A special thank you to Wavelength Studio, Foto Velázquez, and Board Member Julie Hoy for creating this video!
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
1. Donate Today: The sustainability of our programs relies on donors like you. Know that your contribution will truly make a difference in the lives of the students involved in our programs. If you wish to view our donation form: Please send donations to: Friends of Pimpollo P.O. Box … read more