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Madre Chuy Scholarship Fund Established

By Robin Loving Rowland

This community lost one of its greats in late September, Madre María de Jesús Ortiz Balderas, better known as Madre Chuy to the many children she raised at the various casas hogares, most recently Santa Julia. In her 60s, she had a couple of heart attacks unexpectedly and was gone in an hour and a half.

Madre Chuy’s family needs assistance with funeral expenses. Donations may be made as follows:

Banco Santander (branches at Jardín and La Luciérnaga)

María de Jesús Ortiz Balderas

Account Number (Numero de Cuenta): 60-55034742-4

Key (Clave): 014240605503474245

In addition, a scholarship has been set up in her name by Irene de León, who can be contacted at

May the love of the Madre remain in our hearts and guide us always. Madre Chuy with the casa hogar girl who will receive the scholarship named for her.

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