Eco Technology for Indigenous Families in Mexico



IRRI will train indigenous families to adopt low-cost, practical green technologies for clean water, sanitation, and renewable energy. This will improve their health and protect the environment.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Many indigenous families in these regions use wood for cooking and heating, and many more lack electricity or access to clean water. Aside from significant health implications, the rate of woodfuel use is causing major deforestation and lakes are being killed due to large amounts of organic waste entering the watersheds. Training centers to learn about – to see the "new" technologies in action- allow communities to implement sustainable projects themselves and care for their natural resources.

How will this project solve this problem?

Develop 2 green technology demonstration sites. Teach local staff how to maintain the sites. Provide intensive training for 200 participants to adopt the technologies and train others. Monitor the impact of the eco-technologies and environment.

Potential Long Term Impact

Hundreds will be trained to use green technologies like wood-saving stoves, sustainable agriculture, and water treatment. Ripple effect: thousands of families improve their health; deforestation will be reduced; air and water quality will improve.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $165

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 $165 .  The original project funding goal was $6,000.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Eco Technology for Indigenous Families in Mexico
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