Mujeres Movimiento is a women’s organization located in Sayulita, Mexico, an idyllic seaside pueblo that draws thousands of tourists each year. While many benefit from the tourism, most local women are employed in low-paying service jobs struggling to provide for their families in a pueblo that is growing prohibitively expensive.
Housed in a center located on the outskirts of town, Mujeres Movimiento, was created to provide a space for local women to gather and determine how they might better benefit from the tourism. To this end, groups of women work together to create small business ventures that utilize their local knowledge, skills, and talents. And, as the ability to speak English increases a woman’s chances of earning more money, the center provides the women with English classes.
Mujeres Movimiento is in its infancy; however, based on what has transpired in less than a year’s time, we believe this organization of women can and will make life better for the women of this pueblo.