Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia

by FUNDACION MENTES EN TRANSICION
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Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia
Help construct a sustainable Community in Colombia

Summary

Donating to this project will help build an ecological demonstration farm in the Indigenous community of Atanquez in Northern Colombian. This demonstration farm will provide practical solutions to pressing concerns of sanitation and clean food production. Furthermore, it will raise awareness in the community towards important sustainability issues such as alternative energy systems, recycling and the valorisation of traditional knowledge.

$1,644
total raised
44
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
5
years

Challenge

Years of internal war in Colombia and marginalisation of Indigenous culture have impacted the livelihoods of the community Atanquez. The community is currently facing tremendous challenges in terms of addressing issues of sanitation, clean drinking water, and production of clean food. This project will directly help one family trying to make a difference, and inspire and build capacity in the rest of the community towards more sustainable living.

Solution

At the household level this project will provide practical solutions to real sustainability challenges. Bioconstruction techniques will provide ecological living quarters. Integrated water systems will collect rainwater for drinking and irrigation. Innovative agricultural techniques will provide food for the family. And ecological sanitation techniques will provide safe management of household waste.

Long-Term Impact

With a strong educational focus, this project will help to transform habits and sustainability awareness in a community of 7000 people. Through capacity building and access to an open demonstration farm, locals will be exposed to innovative solutions that work. This will catalyse further actions by inspired locals which will help to transform Atanquez into a more sustainable community.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

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Organization Information

FUNDACION MENTES EN TRANSICION

Location: Palmira - Colombia
FUNDACION MENTES EN TRANSICION
Thomas Macintyre
Project Leader:
Thomas Macintyre
Palmira, Valle del Cauca Colombia

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