Help Families Grow Food In Urban Farms, Mexico



El Molino will work with 5 groups on organic farms in shared spaces, rooftops, balconies and gardens. They will build plant-beds, irrigation systems and compost units to grow food for 644 people.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

They work in 5 large settlements in the southern area of Mexico City where poverty is predominant. People are earning less than the minimum wage. Poverty has increased as a result of NAFTA free trade. Since last year the price of food and fuel has been increased daily and people are finding it hard to have affordable and reliable sources of food. This project will provide fresh food to approximately 644 people.

How will this project solve this problem?

Provide training on organic farming to improve the nutritional quality of food. Develop the garden equipment by building plant beds, irrigation systems and compost units and join with other groups producing organic vegetables selling excess produce.

Potential Long Term Impact

The goal is to encourage more and more families to have an organic plot of land that increases food security and nutrition amongst communities in Mexico City that have limited resources.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $720

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 $720 .  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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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

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

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