At Una mano para Oaxaca, we are implementing resilient, quick responses and interventions in order to help the health sector and encourage people who are living through the lengthy lockdown. We are planning a long term post COVID-19 crisis programm, that allows our indigenous communities to recover from the economic recession which is already affecting deeply the local economy. The 2017 earthquake taught us that adversity is the fuel of great projects, and resilience is our best weapon.
We live in a Zapotec culture region, an indigenous vulnerable community, where the access level to social security is medium to low, especially on health services. We have just 6 beds assigned for coronavirus cases. This threatening fact was decisive for 36% of the communities to close their fronteers. People are afraid of contracting the disease because the survival rate appears to be minimal. This extreme lockdown and security measures are resulting in many social conflicts that will intensify
In order to support short term needs we have been collaborating in the making and distribution of medical masks, providing food pantries to traditional crafts artisans, who don't have an income because of the economic halt provoked by quarantine. We are also working with kids and women who are the most affected group because of domestic violence. Besides, we started the project "Solidary speaker" where we share messages of joy, poems, songs, health recommendations. We believe positive emotions a
We are adapting our intervention in a high impact, long term model to impulse sustainable activities assisted by technology and the creation of a community fund for saving money. "My garden, my town" is the programm that gives the opportunity to 60 families per cycle of learning how to cultivate their own food, achieve zero fruit waste by conservation food processes at their homes and learn natural medicine to improve their immune system.
Solidary Speaker promotes staying at home
Educational cultural material for kids