OUR STORY

PROSPERING IN THE MIDST OF A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT

Sarahuaro was founded in 2005 by two friends from Los Cabos who had a vision of bringing better education to women living in the colonias. What began as simple classes in life skills and artisanal work grew into a popular program for women impacted by poverty. After obtaining the Mexican nonprofit status of “Civil Association” (AC), Sarahuaro was able to increase its reach to more communities.
Sarahuaro signifies friendship and community. The “saguaro” cactus is a typical feature of the Baja landscape, where the desert meets the sea. A cactus is able to support life and prosper in the midst of a challenging environment, much like the women who make up the Sarahuaro programs.
Today, Sarahuaro offers a variety of educational opportunities for women in Cabo San Lucas. The addition of the La Cocina (Children’s Kitchen) program in 2012 addresses the health and food security issues faced by the majority of Sarahuaro women and their children.