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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.
Learning Center to benefit 500 in Central Mexico
This project will build a learning center providing classes, activities and services designed to promote greater self-sufficiency to a rural community of over 500. This is a place where an environment of creativity, curiosity and cooperation can lead to personal pride, strength of character and vision to create a better life for future generations.
From vulnerable towns to University
From 100 children in Mexico, only 13 reach University. Peraj Mexico works through one-on-one mentoring sessions between University students and children from public elementary schools. For 10 months both mentors and mentees are involved in activities that help develop their social skills. So far, we have worked with 27,000 kids and 27,000 mentors all over the country. We want to go further and take the program to 3 indigenous towns in Veracruz, Oaxaca and Chiapas.
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.
Provide 50,000 health services in Mexico
Provide 50,000 medical services (medical consultations, dental interventions, detection of diabetes mellitus, dry chemistry, detection of breast cancer, ultrasound to pregnant women and electrocardiograms) in Mexico to 10,000 persons. They are located in rural and indigenous communities of high marginalization and difficult access. The execution will be carried out through two Mobile Units close to the population, focused on the prevention, detection and treatment of ailments.
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.
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.

 

Environment

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 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.
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.
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.

 

Economic Development

EMPOWER 50 FAMILIES WITH SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE
Puente a la Salud Comunitaria aims to empower 50 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 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.
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.

 

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.
Open a door 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.
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.
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.

 

Women & Girls

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.
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.
Demand a "Macho-Free" Mexico
Gender-based violence affects 2 in every 3 women in Mexico. This epidemic 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.
Empowering Mayan women through ancient textiles
Impacto textil is now starting to replicate and scale methodologies and tools as to serve 500 to 1000 artisans in a two-year timeframe (having worked with 200 Mayan women to improve production of textile handicrafts). Our work helps women to expand on their craft, teaching them advanced design principles and technical skills. With improved products, artisans gain increased access to ethical and fair trade markets and a secure income to support their families, mainly children and their community.
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