My name is Maria, and I’m from Mexico. I have been a member of Mujeres Unidas y Activas for 20 years. I came to Mujeres Unidas y Activas because my therapist referred me due to my domestic violence case. What I like best about MUA is that I’m always greeted with a smile; no matter how long I’m gone I always get an “I’ve missed you.” At MUA it’s alright to make mistakes because you are given opportunities to fix them. I have learned my strength as a woman, human being, and mother. I have also learned to take all the information I’m given back to my community. In the future I hope to own a business or a house in this country.