Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, July 19, 2018 – Supplies and equipment worth $15,000 USD to renovate the Colonia Tarahumara Community Center were donated by the United States Consulate General in Ciudad Juarez through the Humanitarian Assistance Program of the United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), in partnership with the Municipal Institute of Women (IMM).
Accompanied by community leaders, a USNORTHCOM representative, and consulate staff, Daria L. Darnell, U.S. Consul General in Ciudad Juarez, toured the Colonia on Thursday morning.
“As I conclude my time in Ciudad Juarez, I depart with the satisfaction that our efforts will help families in the Colonia Tarahumara to continue to strengthen their community for a better future,” said U.S. Consul General Daria L. Darnell. Moreover, she added, “I’m grateful to see firsthand how the community comes together to make these type of projects successful with the materials we provide.”
The donation is part of the U.S. Consulate’s continued efforts for collaboration with public and private entities in the State of Chihuahua. Colonia Tarahumara is a housing development in Ciudad Juarez, home to the Raramuri, an indigenous population originally from the Sierra Madre Mountain region. The governors, Maria Isidora Perez and Rosalinda Guadalajara, work closely with IMM to provide needed services to the community. This project facilitated repairs to the roof of the center, updated the kitchen with industrial equipment and provided school supplies, office equipment, foldable tables and chairs and even fabric so the women in the community can sew their traditional, colorful dresses.