This "Sustain Impact" campaign raises the initial round of capital we need to consolidate years-long progress incubating two human rights-focused Mexican actors: PSYDEH and our rural network of indigenous-women led organizations. Raised funds underwrite our new bilingual female Coordinator of Sustainability, as well as ongoing fieldwork that empowers indigenous women to create from the bottom up their own lasting communities of change.
We confront a major rural Mexican challenge: (A) women are not supported as problem-solvers & (B) grassroots NGOs offering this support lack the income streams needed to sustain impact. In our area, climate change is real, women are a majority & central to families & culture, but they average only a 3rd-grade education. 95% report unlivable wages & violence. Organizations like PSYDEH struggle to exist, let alone make an impact, especially with expected major cuts in public funding in 2019.
Your donation is an investment in PSYDEH's ability to sustain work independent of Mexican policy changes. Our new Coordinator of Sustainability will (1) launch global and national crowdfunding campaigns, (2) produce fund-and social-capital raising events & (3) secure national and global corporate sponsor(s) while supporting myriad special organizational projects. Our campaign also underwrites 2019 work, e.g., train women on how to demand smart policies on such challenges as climate change.
Achieving our campaign goal will (1) accelerate PSYDEH's success in establishing seven independent funding streams and (2) sustain the impact we make with indigenous Mexican women. Indeed, our bilingual Coordinator of Sustainability's mission is to as much as triple the value of each donation through subsequent fund-generating work, money which, in turn, will strengthen organizational capacity to make more impact.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).
2019-2020 "Sustain Impact" Campaign FAQ sheet
2019 Short Film, "Woman Citizen"
2018 Short Film, "From the other side"
Video, 2018-2019 work with Dentsu Aegis Network