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Due to gender inequality and cultural norms, many women in Mexico continue to face poverty, violence, and lack of education. Please watch this video to learn more about our work and the amazing women we serve.
In 2017, Thomas Gibson and his wife, Patricia Soto, founded the Gibson Soto Foundation. They expanded their work to La Cima, helping young women break the cycle of poverty through education. They both have a deep passion for helping others, and you will often find them traveling to remote parts of Mexico in search of bright young women they can support.
The young women we support come from generations of poverty, with the average family being in poverty for 11 generations (equivalent to 211 years). The majority of our students come from the Sierra Gorda mountain range, and many are indigenous. Our indigenous women are from the Otomi tribe of central Mexico and speak their formal Oto-Manguean language and Spanish.
We find students through various means, such as contacts with schools, civic organizations, local community events, and word of mouth. All of our beneficiaries are very bright, top 20% of their class, and have a tremendous heart to have a better life.
We maintain a facility named La Cima, located in Querétaro, Mexico , where our beneficiaries reside during their time enrolled in our program.
Our young women are provided with all they need for them
to reach their full potential with the following:
La Cima IAP trabaja para romper el ciclo de la pobreza y lograr el desarrollo sostenible de las comunidades rurales a través de la educación de sus mujeres jóvenes; para así generar paz y prosperidad.
La Cima IAP provee a mujeres jóvenes de comunidades marginadas los medios necesarios para tener acceso a educación universitaria de calidad y desarrollo humano pleno, con el propósito romper el ciclo de la pobreza, mejorar su vida y las de sus generaciones futuras.