Chapter 7: Working with women's co-ops to promote goods
While living on the island, I learned from my dear friend, Molly Fisher (now founder of PEACE) how we could use our connections with the tourist population to raise funds for locals. We would hold art events in my coffee shop, fundraisers on the street etc. Molly eventually moved to Vallarta and founded PEACE (protection and Education of Animals, Culture and Environment) and one of the first projects we worked on together was creating a gallery/workshop for a local co-op. So we opened Art and Philanthropy Gallery and I was in charge of the online presence here. She created the product with the women and I promoted here.