A foundation for the Pima comunity in Northern Mexiko

A Foundation is being established in Sonora, Mexico entitled "FUNDACION BEAUMONT" (Beaumont Foundation) named after our own Capuchin brother Fr. David Beaumont. It is a foundation that is being established for community development to rid the lower Pima Region of poverty and to instill pride in its cultural roots. It will promote sustainable processes with a network of institutions to lessen poverty and to preserve the indigenous culture of the Pimas that are present in the states of Sonora and Chihuahua. The foundation commits itself to help develop economically the Pima communities so that they can generate greater income and provide productive opportunities for the greater well-being and quality of life of the inhabitants of the Lower Pima Region.

This Foundation is being kicked off on Monday the 22nd of March, 2010 at 11:00 am with a ribbon cutting ceremony at which will be present the Governor of the State of Sonora, the Mayor of Yécora, the leaders of the Lower Pima Region, the representatives of the "Leader Pimería Baja Program" and other distinguished guests.

This Foundation is the wonderful fruition of the work of 25 years of Capuchin missionary ministry in northern Mexico. Our Capuchin brother Fr. David Beaumont, the missionary friars, the Pima communities, the sisters and all the lay ministers need to be commended for so much hard work and for all the sacrifices of love that they have made to make this day possible.

Capuchin Franciscans - Western America Province - USA

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