Our Work

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, Oregon.

Generous donors make the work we do possible!

The continuity of our educational programs relies on donors like you. Your assistance ensure that we are able to continue supporting these students and their educational needs.

Monthly program sponsorships support the educational, nutritional, and daily needs of those involved in our programs. These monthly gifts provide a steady source of funding for our educational projects, allowing us to focus on the future of these programs.

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Team members bring energy and enthusiasm

Over 60 teams have traveled to Mexico with Friends of Pimpollo. Team members work directly with members of the community, focusing on education and projects that fulfill community needs. At least two times per year, teams of 10-12 people travel to program sites. Please let us know if you are interested in participating in a future team, or would like to plan a corporate or group team with Friends of Pimpollo! Spanish language is not required. The memories of the trip will not only last a lifetime, but it is also the ultimate team building experience!

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We are fortunate to have strong leadership in our partners on the ground in Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico.

  • Pimpollo Home for Children (Juchitan, Oaxaca)
  • Tuxtla Learning Center/ECOSER Education Scholarship (Tuxtla, Chiapas)
  • Vicente Guerrero (outside of Oaxaca, Oaxaca)

We are privileged to have strong partnerships that include businesses, churches, and schools.

We would love to speak with your group and present to schools, offices, service groups, churches, etc. Please let us know if you would like to schedule a time with your group! Contact info@friendsofpimpollo.org for more information

Volunteers play an important role in Friends of Pimpollo

Please let us know if you are interested in being involved with Friends of Pimpollo, we are more than happy to help you find your place in the organization!