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.
Total Funding Received to Date: $230
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.