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On Saturday the IPM Staff accompanied the second anniversary of the Zaragoza Women's Collective that was born on July 28, 2019 thanks to the accompaniment and support of Patronato Lidia Coggiola, Maryknoll and IPM. The women have worked hard to train themselves to know and defend their rights, to work towards economic autonomy and to become stronger each time. We are very happy to be part of this process, we hope that more women will continue to join and that we will celebrate many more years together. ... See MoreSee Less

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Remembering IPM Cherished Friend Susana Mutuku

One of the roles I play with IPM which I am deeply humbled to have but which is also profoundly sad at times is to share the difficult news when a dear friend of the IPM family passes away.

Susana Mutuku was a wonderful IPM Project leader, passionate teacher, gracious host of numerous Immersion Experience Program delegations—including my last in-person IEP travel to Kenya in January 2020–and dear friend. She passed way after a brief intensive illness while I was in Cleveland celebrating our eldest daughter’s wedding.

I had the opportunity to speak with her daughter Catherine yesterday and I expressed the condolences of the entire IPM family. Catherine and I are in agreement that the best way to honor Susana is to continue to support the remarkable work of the Kandula Community Project in Makueni Kenya.

Please keep the entire Mutuku Family in the community of Kent Ulery in your thoughts and prayers at this time and if you’d like to donate in honor of Susana please click on the link below:
www.ipmconnect.org

Peace, Joe
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My heartfelt condolences to her family, may her soul Rest in peace 🙏

Condolences to her family and the IPM family

Pole sana to her family! I remember visiting her during our IPM immersion ... a very sweet and welcoming soul ♥️

Such a loss. May she Rest In Peace

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Dear Friends,

Greetings from all of us at IPM! Please note that after consulting with our Regional staff and colleagues, and given the ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 Delta Variant, we will be pausing our weekly #IPMResponds Virtual Forums for the summer so that we can use this time to focus on the current priority needs and work with our Project Partners in the Regions.

We look forward to resuming our programming after Labor Day on Friday, September 10th (11am-12pm, Eastern Time). In the meantime, please continue to stay tuned to our Facebook page and other social media for current updates of our Partners inspiring and vital work.

On behalf of the entire IPM Family, thank you again for your continued engagement, personal generosity, and deeply appreciated support for all that you make possible in our work to nurture a more just, inclusive, loving, and peace-filled world as our global community continues to navigate these truly extraordinary and challenging times in which we are livin
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Dear Friends,

Greetings from all of us at IPM! Please note that after consulting with our Regional staff and colleagues, and given the ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 Delta Variant, we will be pausing our weekly #IPMResponds Virtual Forums for the summer so that we can use this time to focus on the current priority needs and work with our Project Partners in the Regions.  

We look forward to resuming our programming after Labor Day on Friday, September 10th (11am-12pm, Eastern Time). In the meantime, please continue to stay tuned to our Facebook page and other social media for current updates of our Partners inspiring and vital work.

On behalf of the entire IPM Family, thank you again for your continued engagement, personal generosity, and deeply appreciated support for all that you make possible in our work to nurture a more just, inclusive, loving, and peace-filled world as our global community continues to navigate these truly extraordinary and challenging times in which we are livin

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Looking forward to Sept. Praying for our world!

A blessed & peaceful
Eid Mubarak
to everyone!
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Eid Mubarak to everyone 🙏

Yesterday the IPM regional team gave a workshop on self and collective care to our Community Partner ACOBAMOR Asociación de Comunidades de Base Mons Oscar Arnulfo Romero. They are a Grassroot Organization of young people who fight for social justice and bring the word of God to vulnerable communities in the rural regions of La Libertad department. Their enormous commitment to building a better world is invaluable.

Here we share some pictures of our workshop.

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Yay! This makes me so happy! 🙂

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TESTIMONIALS

Judith Ranger Smith, Executive Director, Singing For Change Foundation

"Seeing the mutual respect among IPM Partners and Staff, understanding the fierce and appropriate sense of pride the Partners feel about their projects...the work being done in communities across Kenya gave me hope for deep, meaningful change."

Tim McCarthy, Founder, The Business of Good Foundation

"The very fact that every single [IPM] service person I met, even in dire circumstances, had a sense of humor reminded me that there is abundance available for me in every moment."

Rick Steves, Author and TV/Radio Personality

"Organizations like IPM, and their Project Partners around the world, challenge us to see the world through the lens of abundance, to find ways to live and work together...[to] teach us how to live in solidarity and love."

Zoraida Soza Sanchez, IPM Project Partner, Mujer Y Communidad

“IPM is giving an opportunity to the youth so that they have the tools to contribute to the construction of a new society.”

Dorothy Nyong’o, Director, Africa Cancer Foundation

“We are proud to be associated with this organization that is changing lives around the world in very fundamental ways through sustainable projects and capacity-building.”

Clint McCann, Professor, Eden Theological Seminary

"As an IEP participant, I discovered very quickly that the IPM staff is extraordinarily well-informed, supremely conscientious, and deeply committed to genuine two-way partnerships that build justice, peace and hope."

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