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Education

Education for Social Inclusion
Fundacion Fraternidad sin Fronteras provides life quality to people with intellectual disability that were abandoned by their families in Mexico City. People with this condition have no access to services and have limited opportunities for social engagement. The organization has a innovative model that not only provides shelter and medical services, also delivers tools for skills development and basic capabilities for social inclusion. It promotes the culture of respect and tolerance among all.
Educate a Poor Mexican Child
Christel House provides impoverished Mexican children from the barrios with life-changing, quality education, health care, nutritious meals, character/life skills development and continued guidance after graduation. Our goal is to help these children overcome the barriers of poverty and become self-sufficient, contributing members of society.
Help 100 Mexican Children Stay in Secondary School
In response to the violence and drug war in our country, HECAT was opened in the Northern Mexican city of Torreon seeking to provide better chances to children from low-income families through high quality education. With your help, this project will expand our middle school program by building three new rooms on our roof to continue to provide education, nutritional and medical support for children who hail from some of the poorest areas of our region.
Be a hero for vulnerable children in Mexico
Crecemos is a community organization that enables children and families to break the cycle of poverty and marginalization through comprehensive programs in nutrition, education, sports and personal development in the poorest and most isolated neighborhoods of Oaxaca, Mexico. Their 5 educational centers provide a safe environment for 500 children. Over 5,000 families and 15,000 children have been reached over the past 25 years and over 500,000 nutritious meals have been served.
Literacy for Adults: Reading the World (Mexico)
This year the Tihueliske We Can! Education Program for Women and Youth will help a minimum of 30 people living in acute poverty to gain skills for life in Tlamacazapa, Mexico. Village women gain literacy while learning about human rights, equality and personal development. Local young educators use newly developed modules to guide the classes, complete with exercises and drawings relevant to rural life. Each class provides opportunity for good progress and stimulating discussions.

 

Health

Give Clean Water to 1000 Families in Latin America
This project will train volunteers to test water for bacterial contamination. We will also supply 1000 families in Latin America with Water Pasteurization Indicators (WAPI's) and help them build safe cooking stoves.
Atzin Helps Special Needs of 60 Children & Elderly
The Atzin Special Needs and Nutrition Nimechnequi Program provides enabling support to 60 children and elderly living in acute poverty in Tlamacazapa, Mexico. Each week Atzin health promoters organize home visits; accompaniment to medical appointments; transport; vitamin and food supplementation; medications and equipment; dental visits; education; and distribution of clothing and goods. The program strengthens families' abilities to provide better quality of life for those with special needs.
Alzheimer Mexico Learn and Act
Alzheimer's is a public health problem. There are older people who may suffer from dementia. The lack of information, infrastructure, services and supports lead the family to feel themselves alone with a huge burden. This project provides Day Center care to patients and their families, as well as training to family members and caregivers in order to enable them to provide a qualified care. The events Alzheimer Learn and Act provide access to information for the general public and families.
1 Million Liters of Safe Drinking Water in Mexico
Join us in our ONE MILLION LITER rainwater harvesting challenge. We will build 85 (12,000-liter capacity) rainwater harvesting cisterns and install a minimum of 250 ceramic water filters - providing more than 1,000 people in central Mexico with safe and healthy water for drinking and cooking. This comprehensive program also provides technical trainings, water awareness education, water quality testing for local communities, and accompanying technical manuals and educational supplements.
Congenital Heart Treatment for Mexican Children
Kardias enables access to high quality treatment for mexican children with congenital heart defects. We fundraise so that every Mexican child who needs it gets the best surgical treatment and attention. We do this by supporting a group of outstanding dedicated doctors in a innovative hybrid model combining work in the public sector and the private sector which allows us to enlarge the volume of children we assist and to improve the quality of every surgery.

 

Environment

Protecting Wild Cat Habitat
The Sierra Gorda Alliance is working with local communities to protect cloud forests which have dwindled to just 2% of their original coverage. These forests house thousands of animals, among them some of Mexico's most threatened species, including the magnificent margay (Leopardus wiedii). By working with local communities to protect - not plunder - these natural resources we can continue to protect margay's vital habitats.
Community Conservation of Monarch Forest in Mexico
Our project aims to restore and conserve the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve's (MBBR) forest ecosystem and improve the quality of life of its human population. We facilitate peer-led workshops where local farmers learn to use their natural resources sustainably and contribute to the conservation and restoration of the MBBR ecosystem.This unique forest provides critical winter habitat for millions of monarch butterflies that migrate to Mexico from Canada and the United States every fall.
Protecting Marine Ecosystems in Mexico
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is the second largest barrier reef in the world and it has a great biodiversity. Coral reefs are very delicate environments that are currently becoming increasingly threatened all over the world due to Coastal developments, pollution and hurricanes, just a few of the threats that are putting this beautiful ecosystem in danger. In the Quintana Roo state, several NGOs are working on policies towards protecting and preserving the reef.
Help Local Leaders Save the Mesoamerican Reef
The Mesoamerican Reef System (MAR) is the largest transboundary reef barrier in the world (1000 kms.). MAR conservation challenges are increasing; there is an urgent need to build capacity, particularly in places where biological diversity is threatened.The MAR Leadership Program seeks to conserve the reef and its sister ecosystems by incubating high-impact conservation projects that tackle main threats to the reef.
Save Mexico's Coral Reefs!
Ocean enthusiasts prize Mexico's pristine, multi-hued coral reefs. Hundreds of colorful fish species, sea urchins, starfish, and sea grasses share the reefs with an abundance of other magnificent sea creatures. But coastal development threatens reef destruction. AIDA is advocating for national and international authorities to remediate damage already caused at Veracruz Reef in the Gulf of Mexico, and to preserve the pristine Cabo Pulmo Reef in Baja California Sur.

 

Economic Development

EMPOWER 60 FAMILIES WITH SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Puente a la Salud Comunitaria aims to empower 60 small-scale farmers in Oaxaca, Mexico, providing training, tools, and agro-ecological farm inputs to allow them to grow amaranth and other crops in a sustainable and natural process. Amaranth is considered a superfood because of its nutritious properties, resistance to climate change and potential market value. Thus, they will produce healthy food that prevents degrading their soils and water sources and also reduce certain health risks.
Mexico Earthquake - Girls Student Housing Repairs
Funds raised will go to repair the damage to student housing. The home in El Espinal, Oaxaca has extensive damage to walls and currently too damaged to house students. At our property in Juchitan neighbor's wall collapsed decreasing the safety of our students. The neighbor has not repaired his wall and we need to build one property to keep the students safe. Through these repairs, we can increase the students served in the project.
Sustainably facing coffee rust threat in Mexico.
Recent rust infestation affected the vast majority of coffee plantations and about 90% of the production was nearly lost in communities. This situation has forced producers to strongly impact agro-ecosystem through intensive use of agrochemicals and elimination of shade trees, exposing high biodiversity areas thus threatening the natural wealth of traditional coffee plantations. This proposal allows development and implementation of environmentally friendly practices and communities well-being.
Employment for young adults in honey coops
Young adults in rural Mexico don't consider field work as a dignifying activity. They see their family struggling with unstable income and difficult livelihoods, no matter the amount of work invested in their productive activities. They don't want this for themselves. They prefer to migrate -mostly to the US- seeking for better opportunities. By offering them a real job with stable income, real responsibilities and working with their families, youngsters can choose to stay home.
Rebuilding lives of Mexico's earthquake victims
Impulsemos un nuevo modelo de reconstruccion eficiente en Mexico! Hagamoslo a traves de una politica publica de derechos humanos y autogestion que responda a las diferentes necesidades de las 180 mil familias en viviendas danadas por los temblores de 2017. Let's promote a new model of efficient reconstruction in Mexico! Let's do it through a public policy based on human rights and self-management, able to respond to the different conditions and needs of the 180,000 families in damaged homes.

 

Children

Give school to abandoned girls in Mexico
Abandoned and abused girls have the right to a family and should be protected. Every child deserves a loving family and education. Puerta Abierta is giving the tools to the girls so they can achieve their life project to become responsible, self-sufficient and independent adults. They will build healthy families and will not permit the abuse they suffered as they have learned to respect and love and won't repeat the pattern that hurt them. Being well educated and loved will change them forever
Empower 19 youths living on the streets in Mexico
This project will help JUCONI Foundation purchase a facility where a permanent Youth House can be established for young men aged 14-18 affected by family violence, who experience marginalized situations, extreme poverty and/or live on the streets in Mexico. Within the Youth House, JUCONI will provide youth with long-term personalized educative-therapeutic interventions that will prepare them to live an independent life free of violence and become fully integrated into society as young adults.
Atzin Dental Program for 1000 Kids Each Year
Anyone who has suffered the pain of a tooth abscess knows the value of a good dentist. Launched in 2007, Atzin's Motlan Dental Program provides a vital service at low cost in this large rural community of 6200 people. In fact, it is the only dental service available. Attending to more than one thousand children and adults each year, the program is gradually raising awareness of the importance of oral health, hygiene and higher nutrient diets.
Help children become book lovers in rural Mexico
Books can change the lives of children and developing the habit of reading at a young age will become a lifelong tool. When children read, they learn to become creative, empathetic and critical thinkers. In the spring of 2019, we wish to implement a large scale reading campaign in Mexico that unites 700 children from over a dozen rural villages. Children, teachers, and parents read a selected book together and then the author personally meets them in their villages. This will be our 6th year.
Prevent violence and crime in Mexico through music
This project looks forward to the installation of symphonic orchestras, bands and choirs in vulnerable communities of San Luis Potosi, Mexico. More than 700 youth are already learning and changing their lives through music. These youngsters have few opportunities due to the social situation present in their communities: violence, drug trafficking, family disintegration, social alienation and poverty. In these conditions, programming targeting this population is strongly needed.

 

Women & Girls

Higher education for indigenous women in Mexico
Many young women in Mexico do not reach higher levels of education because their families cannot afford room and board, and there are no middle, high school or universities near their communities. We are a residential program that helps indigenous young women with free room and board, so they have access to education while providing them with personal and developmental courses. Students give back to the community through ongoing service projects including tutoring local grade school children.
Educate Indigenous Women Leaders to Defeat Poverty
This project educates and organizes poor indigenous women to develop their own communities. We provide rights and leader training and mobilize women to launch local projects and their own movement to negotiate with government. OUR WORK IS NEEDED. 83% of women partners demand training on smart leadership and how to collaborate to impact. For Mexico, and democratic nations like it, our unique model empowering citizens to solve their own problems is the way forward on sustained poverty reduction.
Seed Fund Indigenous Women Solving Local Problems
This project complements PSYDEH's ongoing work by channeling donor investment into a seed-money fund. This fund incentivizes indigenous women and their nascent network of NGOs to produce four unprecedented, pilot projects to solve local problems across cultural and geographic boundaries in quarters 2 and 3, 2018. Project success is then strategically celebrated in quarter 4 with men and public officials as further evidence on why women are key to driving bottom-up, sustainable progress.
Educate and Empower Girls in Rural Mexico
Children, young people and specifically girls become excluded and struggle to achieve optimal development because of social and economic inequality in Mexico. More importantly, girls that encounter such disadvantages become vulnerable to risky outcomes like dropping out of school, gender based violence, alcohol abuse, drug use and teen pregnancy.
Demand a "Macho-Free" Mexico
Gender-based violence affects 2 in every 3 women in Mexico. This social problem results from a pervasive culture of toxic masculinity that teaches men to exercise violence to maintain dominance over women. We work directly with men to dismantle the beliefs that perpetuate violence and engage them in the fight for gender equality. Your support allows us to both directly intervene and publicly advocate to address the root causes of gender-based violence.
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