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Empowering Indigenous women & their growing cooperatives in rural Hidalgo, Mexico.

The Sierra Madre Network is a cooperative
incubation program and a catalyst to
empower women as community leaders.

Using a community-led development model,
the Sierra Madre Network generates a new local
paradigm advancing social, economic, and
gender equality.

Program Objectives

Cooperative development

Cooperative development

Build a network of 4 women-led
cooperatives over 3 years.

2Skills & income

Skills and
income

Generate income &
leadership skills for members.

3Economic solidarity

Economic
solidarity

Mobilize communities with
economic solidarity principle.

4Community development

Community development

Lead dynamic community impact
projects through cooperatives.

5Regional agenda

Regional
agenda

Develop an agenda for sustainable development in the region.

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Women-led
conferences

Unite & share learnings at
annual regional gatherings.

We need your support!

Join women-led cooperatives in
co-creating local solutions to local inequalities.

Sustainable Impact

The Sierra Madre Network’s program objectives work to reduce
inequalities across the region on three levels:

1personal impact

PERSONAL
IMPACT

Personal & professional
development skills support
improved quality of life and
the sustained success of
women-led cooperatives.

3social

COMMUNITY
IMPACT

Cooperatives lead sustainable
community development
through local projects,
partnerships, and campaigns
addressing local needs.

2community impact

SOCIAL
IMPACT

Women-led cooperatives
influence a local paradigm
shift increasing social,
economic, and gender
equality across the region.

Share your skills!

Join us as a Puentes volunteer and lead online
or in-person workshops that support women
and their growing cooperatives with lasting
personal and professional skills.

Sustainable
Development Goals

The The Red Sierra Madre Network program is based on 3 of the United
Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These global goals
are designed to build a more sustainable future for all.

1gender equality

Goal 5: Gender
equality

Achieve gender equality and
empower all women and girls.

2decent work

Goal 8: Decent work
& economic growth

Promote sustainable economic
growth, employment and
decent work for all.

reduced inequalities

Goal 10: Reduced
inequalities

Reduce inequality within
and among countries.

News from Hidalgo

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from our cooperative-building process.

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