Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico

 
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Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico

Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico
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Traditional Stoves

Traditional Stoves
This is a typical stove that you might see in homes in Chiapas. When it is in use the smoke circulates in the house causing health problems from respiratory infections and asthma to cataracts and carbon monoxide poisoning. (view small | med | large | orig)

Wood Burning Stove

Wood Burning Stove
This woman demonstrates her wood-burning stove. Instead of the room being smokey, the flue (just to the left of the woman) takes the smoke outside. (view small | med | large | orig)

Wood Burning Stove

Wood Burning Stove
This wood burning stove has been recently installed and the smoke goes directly outside. It allows people to cook more efficiently and uses a lot less wood than traditional stoves. (view small | med | large | orig)

Community Store

Community Store
DESMI opens small grocery stores with the goal of creating an integrated network of producers and consumers as backbone to a strong rural economy. (view small | med | large | orig)

Food and coffee

Food and coffee
DESMI supports the development of indigenous collectives focused on coffee production, and assists them in becoming certified organic producers. (view small | med | large | orig)

Woman Weighing Bread

Woman Weighing Bread
A collective bakery supported by DESMI raises income levels and the average standard of living for members and their families. (view small | med | large | orig)

DESMI member with coffee beans

DESMI member with coffee beans
DESMI provides loans and training to five communities for collective development projects, such as this organic coffee plantation. (view small | med | large | orig)

DESMI members farming

DESMI members farming
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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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Organization

Project Leader

Gillian Wilson

IDEX Latin America Program Director
San Francisco, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Promote Sustainable Agriculture in Chiapas, Mexico