Mary’s Pence is a small organization with a big vision.
We want women in the Americas who live in poverty to have a say and a hand in how poverty can be alleviated and social equity achieved.
We fund women in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean.
We do this because everything we have in excess belongs to the poor. It is theirs.
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by Kelsey Tape, Mary’s Pence Volunteer How often do you write your name in one day? For some people, writing their name is an act that’s easily taken for granted. For other people, it’s an act they aspire to complete-it … Continue reading
This post is by Anna Alkin who served as Mary’s Pence Executive Director from 1997-1999. Now Anna lives on LunaSol Farm, located on 14 acres just 15 minutes Southwest of downtown, Eugene, where she and her family are creating a … Continue reading
by Pat Rogucki, Mary’s Pence Board Member In November of 2012, Mary’s Pence had a booth and sponsored a panel at Call To Action in Louisville, KY. In addition to the work, we were treated to illustrious and learned speakers, … Continue reading
Being at LCWR while 900 sisters were deciding their response to the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith mandate was a very interesting experience. Mary’s Pence was present in St. Louis during the LCWR Assembly, as we frequently … Continue reading
Learn more about Con/Vida and the recent exhibit in Lima Peru of cuadros created by women from rural Peru. click here
Joyce Banda is a courageous woman leader, making radical change in her country. Could some of the change have roots with women religious? In 1978 the Sisters of Charity were midwives and teachers there, including former Mary’s Pence board member … Continue reading
I can’t remember how or when I first heard about Mary’s Pence, but I know I fell in love with it immediately. I loved the idea of an organization designed specifically to serve the needs of women, particularly impoverished women. … Continue reading