Nelly Villegas, a remarkable woman who lifted herself out of poverty, established an organization in 2007. This organization works toward housing women that are escaping domestic violence. Frequently, Nelly draws on her own savings to fill emergency needs, such as hospital bills.
In 2010, TFI was introduced to Nelly and the Mama Victoria team and continually been impressed by their work. At Mama Victoria, their work involves women and their children. As part of Mama Victoria’s mission, they provide education to the children. This education program has been funded through the production and sales of gourmet chocolates, tamales, and painted pottery.
For future TFI Fellows, Mama Victoria is one of the agencies selected for fellowship placements. Diligently, former fellows have worked on youth education and organizational capacity-building projects.
To donate specifically to Hogar de la Esperanza ‘Mama Victoria’, write “Mama Victoria” in the comments section.