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Education

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.
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 marginalized Mexican children and teenagers
Yo quiero Yo puedo (IMIFAP) will reduce school dropout, improve the quality of education, school performance, promote a healthy lifestyle and improve opportunities for marginalized children and teenagers. This will be done in different states in Mexico through diverse efforts and programs that are focused on education and life skills.
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.

 

Health

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.
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.
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.
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.
Provide a Safe Environment for Children in Mexico
Around 72% of locals thought to be living below the national poverty line in Mexico means that resources are limited in many communities. Working with two childcare centers and other local partners we provide support, training and critical funding to allow the community to build the infrastructure to enhance education and learning to young children. We also work with a local partner that is setup by parents of children with disabilities, working with them to provide support and education.

 

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.
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.
Protecting Marine Ecosystems in Mexico
The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is the 2nd largest barrier reef in the world & has great biodiversity. Coral reefs are very delicate environments that are currently becoming increasingly threatened all over the world due to Coastal developments, pollution & hurricanes. In the Quintana Roo state, NGOs are working on policies towards protecting & preserving the reef as well as the federal government who are undertaking an ambitous coral reef aquaculture program to restore the reef ecosystem.
Plant & protect 10000 trees in San Luis Potosi
This project will plant and protect 10,000 trees in San Luis Potosi City, Mexico, in order to restore, enhance and protect the tree canopy of the city. Proforestal, A.C. is a non-profit organization leading the effort to build healthy, livable communities in San Luis Potosi region.

 

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.
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, climate change 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 homes and businesses in Morelos
This project recognizes that the damages of the earthquake in Tetela del Volcan are psychological, social, and physical, and that each one is important to address in the recovery process. For this reason, this project not only rebuilds permanent homes, but also provides post-traumatic stress workshops, reactivates local businesses, provides food and hygiene kits, and offers scholarships to students at risk of abandoning their studies due to the new financial burdens caused by the earthquake.
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.
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
Education for 250 working children in Chiapas
We will enroll 250 Mayan working children in school. We will also implement educational activities which complement their schooling, reinforcing their confidence in learning, and explaining what their rights are and how they are entitled to be treated at school, at home, and by society. We will accompany children and families in any case of violence or other abuse to ensure the issue is addressed by the authorities, securing specialist psychological, medical or legal support where necessary.
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.
Timely cancer treatment for 100 mexican children.
Through this project, we will support 100 children and adolescents of limited resources, diagnosed with cancer drugs, medical studies and procedures that are the basis of their treatment.
Opening doors to 2000 bright futures in Mexico
The Club de Ninos y Ninas Tecamac/Ecatepec offers a safe and secure place to vulnerable children and youth during the time after school. We offer our Club members well oriented activities such as arts, music, sports, recreation, homework help, computer tutoring and nutritional programs, thereby promoting the health, social, educational, vocational and character development of boys and girls. Our members acquire the necessary skills to succeed and to leave the Club with a path for life.

 

Women & Girls

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.
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.
NGO & Indigenous Women Sustaining Impact in Mexico
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.
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