Spreading women empowerment with one simple phrase, “Mija, Yes you can.”
On March 8, 2020, International Women’s Day, our founder, Iris Lopez, launched a project that she had held in for months because she wasn’t sure if this “silly little project” would amount to anything. That’s when she heard her mom’s voice calmly telling her, “Mija, Yes you can,” and turns out mom was right.
A year later and Mija, Yes you can.® has donated hundreds of dollars to other non-profit organizations in our communiity including NAMI of El Paso, The Center Against Sexual and Family Violence and the Alzheimer’s Association.
We have created dozens of workshops for women of all ages as well as partnered with local schools to mentor young ladies in our community.
Most recently, The Mija Project in partnership with El Paso Electric awarded the organizations first scholarship awards to 14 deserving women in our community. The scholarships were awarded to young girls attending development camps or college as well as for women who needed assistance with their small business.
Your donations will not only help us provide more scholarships, but it will also help us create workshops that allow women in our community to network and gather together to share their stories and to continue partnering with other local non-profit organizations to bring awareness to their missions as well.
“Mija, Yes you can” aims at telling the stories of women of all ages who have achieved great things through obstacles big or small. We hope to provide a platform that allows women to encourage each other and most importantly relate to one another, because you never truly realize how much you can relate to others until you share your story with the world.
There’s a reason our phrase is in both Spanish and English. The phrase is meant to reach ALL women of ALL races and ethnicities. We are proud of our Mexican culture and invite others to join us in this movement that includes ALL women.
The Mija Project is a team of women who want to remind the world to never underestimate the ability of a determined woman. Young or old, experienced or inexperienced. When a women is determined to do something it will get done. Why? Because Mija, Yes you can.