IMMIGRANT AND REFUGEE RESOURCE VILLAGE OF

                            ALBUQUERQUE               

           

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Growing Healthy and Socially and Educationally Connected Children.  PLEASE SUPPORT SOME OF THESE KIDS AT WWW.GOFUNDME.COM/MATUNDA  COPY AND SHARE PLEASE.  THANK YOU.

YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN ENSURING NEW MEXICO CHILDREN THRIVE. HELP US RAISE $35,650.00

December 1, 2014

Please note no one has received any salary for New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways and IRRVA since program inception in the fall of 2006. 

New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways is a New Mexico Non Profit currently non funded organization that was formed in 2009 by African and Asian refugees to help refugees, other immigrants and indigenous families in New Mexico to become self sufficient through education, micro-enterprise and other strengthened life skills.

NMWGP is a sister organization of Immigrant And Refugee Resource Village Of Albuquerque that is a voluntary driven New Mexico Non Profit with a 501 c (3) status.  IRRVA was established in 2011. IRRVA serves as a fiscal agent for NMWGP.  With assistance from the La Mesa Presbyterian church and with a grant from the Self Development of People amd ( Presbyterian church U.S.A). in 2012, New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways has trained 30 women, 12 girls and 6 boys in sewing, weaving, beading and selling. 20 women and men have been trained in one on one in English as a second language and now communicate their needs in English. For more Go to www.irrva.com;   www.southafricanorionduet.com, and google New Mexico Womens Global Pathways.

Currently IRRVA/NMWGP have no home of their own and currently share space at 209 San Pablo SE, Albuquerque.  Thanks to PB&J Family Services.

Urgent Needs For New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways 2014  

Financial Resources - see below

NMWGP continues to run without any funding  since 2013 ( volunteer driven organization-no paid staff since 2009). In 2009 NMWGP received $5,000.00 from New Mexico Women's Foundation, in-kind donations from Village Design Collective/E.A.R.N, financial support from La Mesa Presbyterian church, ( Albuquerque from 2009 to 2014), Seed Money from Self Development of People Presbyterian Church U.S.A. 2012-2013, Office Of African American Affairs in 2013. 2014 Bernalillo County Purchasing department. Occasional private donations. Also receives donations for fabrics from community since 2010. Co-Founder’s husband donating funds from his paycheck since the fall of 2006 to date. 

Human Resources Current Needs

Need volunteer administrative and educational assistant ( 2);  Child care volunteers (2); free website creator; Volunteer English as a second language tutors and reading coaches  to provide one on one tutoring to program participants and their children-must be ESL or basic literacy trained (1 year current certification). 

 

Mile Stones

Since 2009 New Mexico Women's Global Pathways has provided training in English, Sewing, weaving, beading training to 30 women.

 Has held three fashion shows since 2013 and artisans sold their products and kept 100% proceeds.

Holds craft fairs since 2009 where boys sell their jewelry, unique tote bags, garments, crotchet scarves, aprons, and more.

Currently training 6 women in sewing, beading, business,  English, basic computer including use of Rosetta Stone English software and other life skills.

Initiated a "pre-school on wheels" mobile school for children whose parents participate at the women's center four months ago.

When funding therefore a training ( ONE STOP) center is secured NMWGP plans  to create a traditional inspired garment and accessories factory to train and hire no less than 75 employees a year.   Trainees would receive a salary and benefits.  The center would sell products created online to a global market. The center would hold a day care, pre-school, Language training (including ethnic languages) and supplemental educational program for school children up to college level

 

Urgent Monetary Needs

In Preparation for an event sponsored by the City   On The Map, we ask for your kind help.   see below please.

And check out this link:

 

http://www.visitalbuquerque.org/abq365/events/detail/On-the-Map-Made-in-AfriQuerque-Arts-Crafts-Global-Fusion-Fashion-Show/23589/ .There will be a $10.00 charge

10 artisans and their families will earn money from the craft that they will show and sell. Funds raised through the admission fee will benefit the micro-enterprise center programs.   

New Mexico Women’s Global Pathways

How to accomplish this
Currently training 6  new women in sewing to help sew traditionally inspired garments, one of a kind bags, bead jewelry for this On the Map Event. currently there are 8 trained seamstresses including three pre-teen girls.

To accomplish this we need the following

Adequate materials including :

·         Traditionally inspired Fabrics to make 100 clothing items  ($5000.00) African, Southwestern and Asian Fabrics.

·          Fabric to make household crafts and bags   ($1000.00)

·         Batting                                                 ($300.00)

·         Thread                                                 ($300.00)

·         Sewimg machine needles                    ($50.00)

·         Rick Rack                                             ($200.00)

·         Materials to make necklaces/jewelry = ($1000.00)

·         Secure 5 new sewing machines  = $!500.00

·         Secure 2 heavy duty machines for our experienced artisans   ($800.00

·         Gas cards       $500.00             

·         Stipend for 10 seamstresses include trainees who will sew for the fashion show at $8.00/hr x 10 hrs/week x 10 weeks x 10 artisans  =  $8,000.00

Total:       $18, 650.00            

“Pre-School On Wheels” Materials  Fund                                   $2,000.00 for supplies

“Pre-School On Wheels” Mobile Library ( Van)                        $15,000.00

Total $18,650.00 +$17,000.00         =                  $35,650.00

 THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND SUPPORT.  PLEASE MAIL TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS TO Immigrant And Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque, P.O. BOX 93445, ALBUQUERQUE, NM, 87199 with a memo NMWGP  OR VISIT OUR DONATION PAGE AT http://www.irrv.com/

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