Mercedes Maria Parra Forbes was known for her kindness and generosity. She is for whom this organization is named and it is in her memory that we do our work!
MPF’s work targets five dimensions of female empowerment and opportunity:
1. Economic participation
2. Economic opportunity
3. Political empowerment
4. Educational attainment
5. Health and well-being
Junk to Jewels
Empowering women and preserving the environment through the power of social entrepreneurship
Supporting female agriculturalists in developing countries to transition from subsistence to market-oriented farming by providing grants and interest-free loans, capacity building, and technical assistance
Awards small grants, between $100-$500 USD, to help support the humanitarian efforts of individual women and women-centered organizations
Operation Santa Clau
Providing clothes, books, and toys to families in need in developing countries
Ladies and Lattes
Coffee house style meetup is a space for women to come together and talk in a relaxed setting over a cup of coffee (or tea), make some new friends, and start the week off feeling renewed, focused, and motivated.
Support the Foundation!
We are always looking for volunteers to help out with our various initiative and many volunteer needs can be done remotely! If you would like to learn more about volunteering with our organization, contact email@example.com or visit us on VolunteerMatch.org!