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Mexico Earthquake

One-Year Anniversary Matching Campaign

Hundreds of people were killed and thousands of homes were damaged when two powerful earthquakes struck Mexico, just days apart. The GlobalGiving community responded swiftly, bringing immediate relief to devastated communities in Oaxaca, Chiapas, Mexico City, Puebla, and Morelos. One year later, they still need your help.

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Your generosity is powering long-term, community-led recovery. You provided 19,000 bricks to rebuild damaged ovens in rural Mexico, delivered 1,000 water filters to families in need, built 314 emergency homes for survivors—and so much more!

But there’s still work to be done.


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Make a donation to a vetted nonprofit providing earthquake relief, and your donation will be matched at 100% while funds last.

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Education & Health for 250 children in Tultitlan
In this project, 250 children become agents of change in their families and communities. Children and their parents have access to formal education, tutoring, Values for Non-violence workshops, urban gardens, nutrition counseling, psychological accompaniment, and have a space where they can believe in their ability to learn and lead. The Community Center where this project takes place is less than 1 mile from the municipal landfill, and many families make a living by separating garbage.
Rebuilding communities affected by 8.2 earthquake
After a magnitude 8.2 earthquake in the south of Mexico, more than 60,000 houses were damaged in Oaxaca state. In response, we developed a project with communities of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec region, that includes reconstruction of housing, kitchens and ovens; constructions of new housing, school-kitchens, and a center of arts and crafts. All of these, recover traditional characteristics and techniques that are added to a reinforced system against earthquakes and strong winds in the region.
Mexico Earthquake Trauma Relief & Youth Training
Ten days of extensive Youth Leadership Training will train 80 youngsters, who have already gone under second stage Trauma Relief program from Earthquake affected communities, to become leaders, and will continue working with the earthquake victims in their area, teaching them tools and skills to overcome trauma, anxiety, stress, intense fear, helplessness, relationship breakdown, reduce violence and strengthen the community links. 20 teams of these leaders will benefit 3,000 people per year.
Earthquake Recovery for Chiapas & Oaxaca, Mexico
Last September 7 a devastating 8.2-magnitude earthquake struck the states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, Mexico. Approximately 2.3 million people were affected and the number of deaths increased to 90. In addition, the tropical storms and hurricanes that have impacted this area have complicate the situation. Thousands of people have lost their homes and are living with no roof in raining, with high health risk.
Mexico: an urgent school for the children of NPH
On September 19th 2017, an earthquake of 7.1 devastated Mexico and shook the foundation of our NPH Mexico family. Although our children and staff are thankfully safe, the earthquake permanently destroyed or damaged an unprecedented number of NPH Mexico properties. Casa San Salvador (Miacatlan), home for 430 children has been damaged. The school needs urgent repair in order to provide our children a safe environment and programs for their future!
Recovering Huejotengo's identity
In September 2017, Huejotengo was one of the villages heavily damaged by the earthquake. Ayok has supported this community since the emergency, implementing projects of bioconstruction and empowerment. Now, we teach a soil-based paint and screed technique to families in Huejotengo so they can continue not only the reconstruction of their houses, but also strengthen their ties, and reduce some labor costs, in addition to rescuing the identity the community had before the earthquake.
Women economic empowerment for earthquake relief
We offer an impact evaluated training in managerial and personal initiative skills for women entrepreneurs in earthquake affected areas. This project aims at the economic recovery of earthquake affected areas through women's entrepreneurial activities and transformations of ideas into enterprises. This project intends to fund the training of 35 women, aiding them to contribute to their communities recovery through their economic empowerment.
Rebuilding their kitchens in Oaxaca, Mexico
This Project aims to redesign and rebuild 20 kitchens with their respective ovens for 20 out of 105 women from Niltepec, Oaxaca, who produce corn totopos (tortilla chips) for a living. Due to the devastating earthquakes in Mexico in 2017, they lost their kitchens which led them to extreme poverty and to lose their main income and support for themselves and their families.
Support Grassroots Earthquake Recovery in Mexico
Following the recent series of earthquakes in Mexico, Fondo Semillas created the "Women Rebuilding their Communities" Fund to provide grants and technical assistance to local women's groups working on recovery efforts in their communities. The spirit of collaboration that emerged in response to the earthquakes makes this an ideal time to not only re-build, but also promote sustainable development and better living conditions in communities throughout Mexico.
Emergency Earthquake Response in Mexico
by IsraAID
This project will provide humanitarian aid and emergency services to communities affected by the devastating September 19th earthquake in Mexico
Mexico, Puebla and Morelos Earthquake Relief
ICF has been working consistently with local organizations to provide disaster relief to communities affected by the two earthquakes that greatly damaged central Mexico last year. Currently we are seeking to improve the longer term resilience of communities to rebuild themselves, including capitalizing on the opportunities to improve community enterprises.
Mountain women rebuilding life
We work supporting with training and advice for the development of local capacities in the reconstruction and in processes that allow to create resilience capacities in front of the affectations caused by the earthquakes of 2018, in indigenous Ayuk mountain communities located in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico.
Scholarships in Mexico after the earthquakes
After the earthquakes of September 2017 in Mexico, the community of Asuncion Ixtaltepec Oaxaca suffered severe damage, not only to their homes and community buildings, but also to the local economy with destruction or damage to their livelihoods. Many of the young people of the Oaxacan communities can not study due to the lack of economic resources, which is why we present this proposal and thus offer them an opportunity to continue their high school studies.
Training for self-construction and self-management
Since the earthquake occurred in Mexico in September 2017 Investigacion y Soluciones Socio Ambientales A.C. supported by Mexico Une trained members of San Pablo Hidalgo, resulting in 6 self-constructed temporary shelters like bamboo yurts. Currently, the Instituto Tecnologico de Zacatepec supports in advising the inhabitants of the community to build permanent homes and strengthen the social fabric. Your donation facilitates the continuation of counseling and training.
Afromexican Women in Reconstruction of Stoves
Tamakepalis: Rebuilding their dwellings in Puebla
The objective of this project is the reconstruction 16 houses in the community of Santa Cruz Cuautomatitla that were affected by the earthquake of September 19, 2017. These houses have severe, medium and minor damages, so they can not be inhabited. The repair process involves the affected inhabitants and encourages community participation for the development of livelihoods and the territorial management of their home.
"Housing and Dignified Life Program" in San Mateo
As a reaction to the earthquakes in Mexico in September 2017, Loyola Foundation, along with other institutions, created this program, which objectives are to provide safe and dignified spaces, in concordance with the Ikoot community worldview, and to start a participative process in this same community. Some of the goals to achieve are: The construction of 100 houses; public equipment such as chapel, a market, and a community sports center, rebuilding at the same time the social fabric.
Building for Mexico
Your support will help TECHO to build transitional houses to families living in slums and extreme poverty. These emergency houses have an area of 18mts2, are of fiber cement and wood and has a lifespan of 20 years. This is just a breath of hope and relief, a new beginning, for many families who live in shelters or houses made by garbage. As an organization, we work to reach for community development in those slums, trying to look forward to a better future.

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