Earthquake Relief for Chiapas & Oaxaca, Mexico

by Proyecto Impacto Consultores, AC Vetted since 2015 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified

Summary

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.

$30,000
total goal
$6,054
remaining
65
donors
1
monthly donor
10
months

Challenge

A state of emergency has been declared for the southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas following the devastating 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the region on September 7, whose epicenter was located off the Pacific coast approximately 90 km (55 mi) southwest of Pijijiapan (Chiapas). The destruction is widespread. Some 6000 communities and hundreds of thousands of people were affected; at least 98 deaths have been confirmed as of September 12.

Solution

This fund will provide relief in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, medicine and psychological support, in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. We are working to aid relief efforts in partnership with local NGOs: 1.- Binni BIanni A.C. (Ixcaltepec, Oaxaca) 2.- CDH Digna Ochoa (Tonala, Chiapas) 3.- Ecologia, Sustentabilidad e Innovacion (Paredon, Chiapas) 4.- Amigos S.C. / Caritas (Chiapas) 5.- Fund. Intl. Granito de Arena

Long-Term Impact

We are a Mexican NGO located at Chiapas, that works with local communities. We will provide long-term support for survivors of the earthquake, such as geological analysis and appropriate construction techniques. Donations to this fund have the potential to build stronger response capacity so that these organizations are better equipped to face future challenges.

Resources

http:/​/​impacto.org.mx/​
impacto Web Page

Organization Information

Proyecto Impacto Consultores, AC

Location: San Cristobal de Las Casas - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​impacto.org.mx/​
Project Leader:
Xochitl Impacto
San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico

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