Work for Food Program



This project empowers community members to initiate town beautification and improvement jobs. They are identified and completed by community members in return for much needed food and supplies.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Punta de Mita community of Nayarit is a unique community with unique challenges. The members of this community rely heavily on the tourism & fishing industries to survive. With decreasing numbers in local tourism, unemployment has increased. Community members are living on very low wages, trying to provide for entire families. With very little new work opportunities locally, deeper problems arise; no income for basic living supplies.

How will this project solve this problem?

Job opportunities are paired with community needs. The donations recieved through this program will be shared with those in need, who are, at the same time participating in bettering their own community.

Potential Long Term Impact

We will empower families and individuals to make decisions about their own community while providing them with an incentive to work towards change. The decision makers are peers of the participants, members of the same community.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $316

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 $316 .  The original project funding goal was $2,000.

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

Nikhol EsterĂ¡s Roberts

Punta de Mita, Nayarit Mexico

Where is this project located?

Map of Work for Food Program
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