Children & aquaponics,saving Mayan apple snail

by Hunab Proyecto De Vida


Children have aquaponics ponds at house, in Yucatan. They’re rescuing forgotten specie: the Mayan apple snail. Allows children to earn extra money to support their ongoing schooling

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In 2009, 25 poor families and 90 children from Yucatan coastal towns were beneficiated by the project. We want to engage 100 new children during 2010 and 40 families. We need to give them a production system of the Mayan apple snail. It is a choice for sustainable aquaponics , to earn extra income, supporting children ongoing schooling and to prevent migration. Using hobby time and saving water.


To develop environmental education workshops, in each one of the five communities, promoting children participation as teachers of their peers. Training: Mayan apple snail production process 3.To give each family the equipment to begin the production

Long-Term Impact

Long term the Mayan apple snail is an excellent choice for coastal town development, because promote the advantage of hobby time and engaged new generations in sustainable techniques same time bring local solutions for present problems as economy.

Additional Documentation

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


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Organization Information

Hunab Proyecto De Vida

Location: merida, yucatan - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​
Hunab Proyecto De Vida
Maritza Morales
Project Leader:
Maritza Morales
Merida, Yucatan Mexico
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