Children & aquaponics,saving Mayan apple snail

$230 $36,800
Raised Remaining


Children have aquaponics ponds at house, in Yucatan. They’re rescuing forgotten specie: the Mayan apple snail. Allows children to earn extra money to support their ongoing schooling

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

In 2009, 25 poor families and 90 children from Yucatan coastal towns were beneficiated by the project. We want to engage 100 new children during 2010 and 40 families. We need to give them a production system of the Mayan apple snail. It is a choice for sustainable aquaponics , to earn extra income, supporting children ongoing schooling and to prevent migration. Using hobby time and saving water.

How will this project solve this problem?

To develop environmental education workshops, in each one of the five communities, promoting children participation as teachers of their peers. Training: Mayan apple snail production process 3.To give each family the equipment to begin the production

Potential Long Term Impact

Long term the Mayan apple snail is an excellent choice for coastal town development, because promote the advantage of hobby time and engaged new generations in sustainable techniques same time bring local solutions for present problems as economy.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $230

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $230 .  The original project funding goal was $37,030.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

Maritza Morales

Merida, Yucatan Mexico

Where is this project located?

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