Cozumel Charities Women

IQM Collecting For a Garage Sale

Clean  out your closets & help a great cause….

 

Photos courtesy of IQM

Two week’s ago Jan Erickson was kind enough to share the story of the Quintana Roo Institute for Women (IQM), which serves as a link to help women who have become victims of violence, illness or other family tragedy.  The IQM can provide psychological, legal and social work, so that women can better their situation, supporting them throughout the process.  You can find Jan’s full description of all the wonderful work they do here.

 

The IQM is currently getting ready to do a large garage sale to generate funds, some of which will go toward a woman named “Karen,” who’s story is below.  Please take advantage of this opportunity and clean out your closets and storage areas.  The IQM is happy to accept gently used clothing, small appliances, furniture and more!  Feel free to get in touch with the IQM  ( 9871064309 or at their offices which are located on  Calle 10 norte entre 45 y 50.)  Additionally  Jan Erickson can help to coordinate drop off times.

Karen Margarita was born in the beautiful State of Tabasco. She arrived to Cozumel hoping to find a healthy and peaceful life or her and for her children.  As time went by her life unexpectedly changed and she got a divorce.

 

Eventually she met Reyes with whom, until 2008 everything was wonderful.  That same year he was diagnosed with cancer and Karen had to change her life once again, but now with two more children, a teenager and her husband’s life.

She arrived to the IQM COZUMEL with a broad complexity of emotions, where she was given psychological assistance, legal council and, currently, she has trained in costume jewelry, weaving (she weaved a hammock that received special mention in a recent contest at the Island’s Museum) and textile paint.

She is in charge of the household as her husband in not working due to his illness. His pension’s processing was suspended, a situation already known by the Human Rights Commission that has solved this must be directed for due solution in Mexico City. She has not been able to solve this issue because they do not have the economic resources to travel.  Counsel has been sought to solve Mr. Reyes Poot Chuc’s medical attention and his pension process be resumed. He currently has medical service through Seguro Popular which helps him cope with his illness; however, needs his pension in order to get out of debts such as rents, food and clothing for his children.

 

Karen needs a steady job where she can have an income and assurance of medical care both for her as for her four children. One is in elementary school, another in junior high and two in high school.

 

Karen takes her classes daily in the Institute. She returns home to ready her children for school and cleans homes where she has been given enough trust and support so she can perform this sort of work that is a great help for her daily life.

 

Recaudación para venta de garaje del Instituto Quintanarroense de la Mujer

Limpien sus closets y ayuden a una gran causa…

Hace un par de semanas Jan Erickson amablemente compartió la historia del Instituto Quintanarroense de la Mujer

Photos courtesy of IQM

(IQM) que sirve como enlace para ayudar a mujeres víctimas de violencia, enfermedad u otra tragedia familiar. El IQM puede hacer labor legal y social para que las mujeres mejoren su situación, apoyándolas en el proceso. Aquí pueden encontrar la descripción completa de Jan sobre la maravillosa labor que realizan.

El IQM está trabajando para realizar una gran venta de garaje con el objeto de generar fondos; algunos de estos fondos se destinarán a Karen, una mujer cuya historia aparece a continuación. Por favor aprovechen esta oportunidad y limpien sus closets y áreas donde guarden cosas. El IQM con usto aceptará ropa no muy usada, pequeños aparatos, muebles y más. Pónganse en contacto con el IQM (9871064309 o visiten sus oficina en Calle 10 norte entre 45 y 50). Asimismo, Jan Erickson puede coordinar los horarios para dejar las cosas.

 

Karen Margarita, originaria del bello estado de Tabasco, llegó a Cozumel con la esperanza de una vida sana y tranquila para ella y sus hijos. Al paso del tiempo su vida dió un giro y se divorció.

 

Con el tiempo, conoció a Reyes con quien, hasta el año 2008, todo iba maravillosamente. Ese año a él le diagnosticaron cáncer, y la vida de Kareb debió de cambió una vez más;   ahora con dos hijos más,con una adolescente y la enfermedad de su esposo.

 

Llego al IQM COZUMEL con una complejidad de emociones. El IQM le ha brindado la atención psicológica, el asesoramiento jurídico y, actualmente, ha cursado el taller de bisutería, de tejido (donde elaboro una hamaca tejida a mano, misma que ganó una mención en el pasado concurso en el Museo de la Isla) y pintura textil.

 

Es ella se encarga de solventar los gastos de la familia pues su esposo ya no labora. A raíz de la enfermedad le fue suspendido su trámite de pensión. Situación que se hizo del conocimiento de la Comisión de Derechos Humanos y que resolvió que la atiendan en la CDMX. Esta es otra situación que ha sido imposible de tramitar ya que no cuentan con el recurso económico para viajar a efectuar ese trámite. Se ha solicitado asesoría para que al Sr. Reyes Poot Chuc le sea restablecida su atención médica y la continuidad de su trámite de pensión. Él cuenta con servicio médico por parte del Seguro Popular que le ayuda a sobrellevar su enfermedad; pero le es necesario la pensión para poder salir de deudas tales como renta, alimentación y ropa para sus hijos.

 

Karen necesita un empleo fijo donde obtenga un ingreso y la seguridad de atención médica tanto para ella como para sus cuatro hijos. Uno cursa primaria, otro la educación secundaria y dos la preparatoria.

 

Karen acude a sus clases al Instituto todos los días. Regresa a casa a preparar a sus hijos para la escuela y se va a hacer servicio de limpieza a domicilios donde le han dado la confianza y apoyo para esta labor, que en mucho le ayuda en su diario vivir.

 

Laura Wilkinson

Author at Cozumel 4 You
Laura Wilkinson is the Editor for Cozumel 4 You. An ex-Connecticut Yankee who has called Cozumel home for over 15 years, Laura ran away to the Caribbean years ago, bumped around the islands teaching SCUBA diving, lost some time in Jamaica, and finally stopped in Cozumel for a 2 week vacation that hasn’t ended yet. With a degree in Journalism from a fancy private college she convinced her parents to pay for, Laura writes, edits, and creates the weekly Cozumel 4 You news, promotional articles about the island, and her very own blog, which she finds hilarious. Her long suffering husband, the Fabster, has long since resigned himself to having zero private life, as he’s been involved in her various schemes and plots since his arrival. Proud parents to a variety of rescue dogs and cats, Laura continues to be the bane of her traditional Mexican mother-in-law’s existence, as she muses her way through life in the Mexican Caribbean.

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