Donna Roberts has a vision of teaching the local women of San Felipe to turn their sometimes unknown talents into a profitable cottage industry that would provide a steady means of support for their families.
Donna describes Desert Mothers as a two phase project:
The first phase goal of Desert Mothers is to become a multi-level organization providing training in the many diverse art forms, then provide a local cooperative space from which to sell the work produced, while creating markets outside of San Felipe.
The second phase of Desert Mothers is to provide a safe and healthy environment for women and their children. This will be a community living space with support systems to help these women become productive citizens of San Felipe.
Desert Mother’s latest endeavor is to produced a set of hand-painted dishes styled after a popular 1930’s design. Each item is hand sketched and painted so no two are exactly alike.