Guadalupe Musalem Merhy (1955-1995)

Guadalupe Musalem Merhy (1955-1995)

This Mother’s Day we are celebrating the life of Guadalupe Musalem Merhy, she is the symbolic mother for all of the young women who have been helped by El Fondo Guadalupe Musalem . In the last twenty years, El Fondo Guadalupe Musalem has supported academic fellowships for 135 young women, all come from rural communities from the state of Oaxaca in southern Mexico. The money donated to this organization, helps support workshops, medical and psychological care, college guidance, that is not all each young women is assigned a mentor to help with her personal growth and development.  Guadalupe was one of the founder members of GESMUJER ( a group that in the last four decades has worked for women’s right and cultural diversity. 

Here at GYV Mesoamerican beauty, we are so grateful for women like Guadalupe, we are sure she would be proud of the graduates from her namesake organization.  You also help us support them, with your purchase of any of our products a percentage goes to this organization.  Please visit their websites for inspiring stories about the graduates, current events and to support them.  You can donate directly via PayPal.


Here at GYV, it is our hope you celebrate mother’s year-round.  Don’t forget we have the right candle just for her, with a proprietary wax blend of Coconut, Corn, Pumpkin, uniquely blend to ensure a clean burn and even fragrance dispersal, she will fall in love with its beautiful silhouettes from the large staple of Mesoamerican flora and fauna. Its timeless design compliments any setting. 

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