Econ & Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans

Desarrollo Economico Social de los Mexicanos Indigenas (DESMI) provides financial, organizational and technical assistance to help community groups carry out their own projects and work together in resolving community needs. DESMI supports the development of indigenous collectives of corn and coffee production, animal husbandry, crafts production and opening local grocery stores with the goal of creating an integrated network of producers and consumers as backbone to a strong rural economy.

Protect the Rainforest & Indigenous Health, Mexico

Protect the Rainforest & Indigenous Health, Mexico
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DESMI members farming

DESMI members farming
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Community Store

Community Store
DESMI opens small grocery stores with the goal of creating an integrated network of producers and consumers as backbone to a strong rural economy. (view small | med | large | orig)

Food and coffee

Food and coffee
DESMI supports the development of indigenous collectives focused on coffee production, and assists them in becoming certified organic producers. (view small | med | large | orig)

Woman Weighing Bread

Woman Weighing Bread
A collective bakery supported by DESMI raises income levels and the average standard of living for members and their families. (view small | med | large | orig)