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Communities in solidarity against COVID 19

A microproject by FUNDACION COMUNITARIA OAXACA A.C.
Communities in solidarity against COVID 19

Summary

The current situation generated by COVID-19 crisis has led to the loss of working opportunities. As a result, families have experienced a considerable decrease in their income. Given this, we have strengthened a community system to support people that have a greater risk and are most affected. We channeled the inner energy and solidarity of the communities to contribute to the well-being of its members, and we will contribute with donated funds to encourage the local economy.

$10,000
total goal
$7,327
remaining
4
donors
0
monthly donors
2
months

Challenge

Many consequences have arisen due to COVID-19. In Oaxaca, a state in which the majority of its population is indigenous and with high levels of poverty, the economy is based on tourism, services sales, and agricultural production. The consequences of this pandemic are being disastrous for small producers, local businesses, and artisans, among others, for whom their incomes have been reduced, generating a crisis in the local economy of the communities.

Solution

We encourage the local community to participate in the exchange of common goods and groceries between neighbors. Funds will allow community members to have access to local supply centers (tortillerias, mills, grocery stores, butchers, bakeries, etc.) and support producers from the same community purchasing seeds, grains, and vegetables. Each supported family will receive a pantry with basic products obtained from community producers as well as a voucher for $ 250.00 pesos.

Long-Term Impact

Our projects are based on the strengthening of community processes from a local development perspective. When contingencies arise we must proceed to address them not letting them short-side us from our mission. This is why we are leading short term responses that seek to continue promoting community practices, strengthening them, and making them more resilient, and that will also continue helping the community once the contingency is over.

Resources

http:/​/​fundacion-oaxaca.org/​
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Organization Information

FUNDACION COMUNITARIA OAXACA A.C.

Location: Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca - Mexico
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @fundoax
Project Leader:
JONATHAN VELASCO ROMERO
Mexico, Oaxaca Mexico
$2,673 raised of $10,000 goal
 
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