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International is a U.S. based non-governmental organization
which works throughout the world to empower tribal and
native peoples in the development of sustainable lifestyles
and economic solutions.
Plenty has provided
computers and computer training for the T.E.A. and other
groups in the Toledo area.
would like to thank Plenty for its continued support
and encouragement. Plenty Belize currently provides
office space, computer training, material support, and
assists in the development of grant proposals for the
continued development of the Toledo Ecotourism Association
instructor Deborah Flowers (center) observes as a trainee
takes a blood pressure reading on an expectant mother.
Plenty's work with
the Mayan people in the Toledo district of Belize involves
many different areas, from the support of women's groups and
craft organizations to the introduction of soy protein and
One of the most
recent projects by Plenty has been a program teaching midwifery
skills and women's health to 14 women from 12 different villages.
The project includes classroom training as well as hands-on
instruction both at the local hospital and out in the villages.
on the cultivation soy and preparation of soy foods like milk
and tofu draw together interested village farmers and their
Michelle Spencer -Yates (far left) served as Plenty Belize
Director from 1999 through 2000. She was an important role
model and tireless worker in the support of women and organizations
such as the T.E.A.
Michelle was killed
in a tragic auto accident in Belize. Her work to empower the
people of the region will be long remembered.