Program Funding Status

Funding Still Needed: $25,000

Program Details

Mexico Chiapas Ocosingo

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Mexico Chiapas Ocosingo

The Mexican state of Chiapas has abundant natural wealth, but as a result of social and political factors, most rural families face extreme poverty. There are few opportunities for employment, and farming is challenging. Most families do not have access to irrigation or training on agricultural techniques that are better suited to this drought prone region. This program builds off of the success and learning of the local partner, INESIN, in their previous program in the region. INESIN will work alongside six more communities in Chiapas, near the municipality of Ocosingo. Through this program farmers will receive training on conservation agriculture, rain water harvesting, patio gardening, healthy cooking, using medicinal plants, community organizing, and leadership skills.

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