Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico

by Econ & Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans

Summary

Help train subsistence farmers on eco-friendly farming methods. This improves the income and health of families, protects the rainforest and conserves resources for future generations.
$12,371
total raised
145
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

Challenge

Over one million Mayan indigenous people live as subsistence farmers in the resource-rich state of Chiapas, where poverty rates are the highest in Mexico. Despite a strong indigenous rights movement, marginalization, malnutrition and illiteracy are still the norm. With the support of DESMI, Mayan communities are organizing their own sustainable development projects.

Solution

DESMI will provide loans and training for organic coffee, corn, vegetable, livestock, and wood-saving stove projects. Training topics include ecological issues, gender equity, health and nutrition, and financial management.

Long-Term Impact

• Improved health, nutrition, and self-sufficiency of families & communities • Expanded habitat for birds & other wildlife though organic coffee practices • Rainforest protection through sustainable cattle collectives and wood preservation from sto

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.idex.org/​partner.php?partner_id=10
IDEX
DESMI

Organization Information

Econ & Social Development of Indigenous Mexicans

Location: San Cristobal d.l. Casas, Chiapas - Mexico
Website: http:/​/​www.laneta.apc.org/​desmiac
Project Leader:
Gillian Wilson
IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Funded Project!

Thanks to 145 donors like you, a total of $12,371 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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