Our Mission

La Cooperativa de la Frontera is a project of Our Lady of Las Palomas Interfaith Retreat Center, a beyond-borders interfaith community of people in Mexico and New Mexico dedicated to justice and sustainability. 
Our Lady of Las Palomas is a 501 (c) 3 not for profit corporation dedicated to the Millennium Development Goals of the United Nations: 

  1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  2. Support universal primary education
  3. Promote gender equality and empower women
  4. Reduce child mortality
  5. Improve maternal health
  6. Reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS, and other diseases
  7. Ensure environmental sustainability
  8. Develop a global partnership for development

We believe La Cooperativa de la Frontera is one way to help make this happen.  If you believe this, too, join us and become a Friend of La Cooperativa de la Frontera:

  1. Volunteer (We are all volunteers, we have no pain staff)
  2. Serve on the Advisory Board (We really need you)
  3. Donate anything extra that you have (From cash for the micro-loan programs, to fabrics, yarns, toys and childrens books)
  4. Tell others about us (if you give us your email, we’ll send you our newsletter, and you can send it on to your friends)
  5. Offer to teach what you know and love (from spinning to financial management to pottery, your skills are valuable to us)