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Atzin responds to covid19

A microproject by Atzin Mexico / Atzin Desarrollo Comunitario AC
Atzin responds to covid19
Atzin responds to covid19
Atzin responds to covid19
Atzin responds to covid19
Atzin responds to covid19
Atzin responds to covid19
Atzin responds to covid19
Atzin responds to covid19
Atzin responds to covid19
Atzin responds to covid19

Summary

Most families in communities like Tlamacazapa already struggle with acute poverty as they are dependent on street sales to tourists for cash income. Tourists have vanished because of covid 19; and so has their income. This microproject responds to the needs of the most vulnerable in rural villages in northern Guerrero (Mexico). The Atzin campaign has two components: 1) community education about covid-19 and family assistance; 2) production of cloth face masks and hand sanitizer.

$1,610
total raised
14
donors
0
monthly donors
3
months

Challenge

Villagers are a vulnerable population because of notable malnutrition, weakened immune systems, and rapidly increasing rates of diabetes and hypertension among middle aged adults. They lack accurate information about covid-19, especially information on the symptoms and how to protect themselves from becoming ill. A coordinated response to the covid-19 crisis is critical, one that can alert the village to the basic recommendations and provide food supplementation for those who most need it.

Solution

Campaign will produce flyers with pictures outlining key recommendations on covid-19 prevention, to be distributed by Atzin promoters during visits to all households. Promoters and children will learn proper handwashing with soap with precautions taken for all programs. Sewers will produce cloth face masks to lower the risk of contamination, with instructions on use and care, to be distributed to promoters and families with patients. Distribution of food packages (beans) to most needy families.

Long-Term Impact

Recognizing the many difficulties of living in a rural area with few nearby services, our objective during this prevention of covid19 campaign is to help these vulnerable families understand the crisis, and know what to do to help prevent the illness in their household. By sharing information packages and products, other groups in rural communities in the state will benefit.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.atzin.org
Atzin's website
Spanish - national radio broadcast covid in TLA

Organization Information

Atzin Mexico / Atzin Desarrollo Comunitario AC

Location: Cuernavaca, Morelos - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @N/A
Project Leader:
Susan Smith
Cuernavaca, Morelos Mexico

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