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Creating a Better Future for Mexican Entrepreneurs
Miguel Prado #15
email@example.com, 415 152 2867, 415 102 6014(cel)
Apoyo a Gente Emprendedora AC is committed to aiding individuals or existing small buisnesses, who lack access to banking institutions in Mexico, by providing small no-interest loans or grants, management, support and mentoring, to enable them to engage in income producing activities which will result in individual growth, self esteem and financial independence. Generelly, these recipients are the poorest of the poor.
Building Hope One House at a Time
Casita Linda is a housing program that provides a decent house for those families living in extreme poverty in the rural communities in the Municipality of San Miguel. They build adobe houses with the active participation of the recipients, a team of three workers, and volunteers.
Center for Agricultural Development
Km 1 Carretera a Dolores Hidalgo-El Llanito
Dolores Hidalgo, Guanajuato
Teresa Martínez (español), Holly Yasui (español/english)
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, 418 182 0489, 415 152 8166
CEDESA is a grassroots campesino organization addressing land and water issues, eco-technologies, organic farming and soil conservation, alternative and natural health,cooperative agricultural production, community marketing, and rural tourism. Sustainable development and eco-technology projects include rainwater-harvesting, gray-water recycling, ecological dry toilets, drip irrigation systems and wood-saving stoves. Their Tierra Generosa project produces and markets locally produced organic foods.
Research & Learning for a Better World
Calzada de la Luz #42 (between Loreto and Animas)
firstname.lastname@example.org, 415 150 0025 (MX) , 347-983-5084 (US)
The Center engages in local community support and outreach to promote and advance initiatives and movements toward social justice, grassroots empowerment and democracy, and environmental sustainability. It is also devoted to critical analysis of the processes and impacts of globalization, both local and international. The Center works to develop alternative socio-economic systems that conserve and share the world's cultural, economic, and environmental resources for the benefit of humankind.
The Ecological Collective
Coordinadores: Cesar Vargas, Geneva Gray, Luc Monzies
415 101 1982 (Cesar), 415 117 8621 (Geneva), 415 119 1810 (Luc)
We are friends with a strong desire to improve our environment. We are young and old, Mexican and foreign. We are creating a network of sustainable support for families that want to live better with less money... rescuing the healthy traditions of Guanajuato. We offer eco-tours, organized bartering, eco-education for children and much more.
Helping Others Sleep Tonight
St. Paul's Church, Cardo #6
Wednesdays 10am - noon
H.O.S.T, Helping Others Sleep Tonight, recycles plastic bags to make mattresses for local children. Bags may be white, black or clear (no bubble wrap.) Must be clean. Drop-off bags at St. Paul's Church, La Conexion, Solutions, The Bagel Cafe. Donations for buying fabric may be made at Natura. The group meets every Wednesday from 10 AM - Noon.
415 114 7275 MX, 512 657 2710 US
Huerto Sembrando Esperanza is a school gardening workshop that works with students at rural schools participating in the Feed The Hungry school lunch program. The students build and tend their own gardens. The harvest from the garden is used in cooking classes to introduce students to the seed to table concept of healthy eating.
Jim Hallock, Jeff Rottler
The mission of Instituto Tierra y Cal is to improve the quality of life in low-income and marginalized rural communities by providing training and ongoing technical assistance in the use of compressed earth block construction and other appropriate sustainable building and environmental technologies. Workshops on compressed earth (Earth Block) and sustainable building are are offered in various locations, including one near Atotonilco.
Meetings every Tuesday at 12:30 pm at Hotel Real de Minas
The Rotary Club, with financial assistance from Rotarians in the US, have several ecological projects including water testing equipment for CEDESA, rain water collection and storage systems for the communities of Los Torres, Lomas Cruz del Palmar and Montecillo de Nieto, and support of Casita Linda. Membership: David Bossman, email@example.com Projects: Loy Geddes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Artesana / Rosewood San Miguel, Ancha de San Antonio
TOSMA guarantees local organic farmers using the participative IFOAM standards and hosts an open-air market for producers to sell directly to consumers. The Organic Tianguis is held every Saturday at Rosewood Artesana from 9 AM to 2 PM. Enter from Ancha de San Antonio, near Cardo
Margarito Ledesma 2
email@example.com, 415 152 8042
Tienda: Mon-Sat 8am-7pm, Sun 9am-4pm, Café: 8:30am-7pm Mon-Sat
Vía Orgánica A.C. is an non-profit organization in San Miguel de Allende in support of health, justice, sustainability, peace and democracy. This sister organization of Organic Consumers Association (OCA), a national network of organic consumers in the United States, has an organic grocery store in San Miguel de Allende as well as an organic farm and school at Parque Landeta.
Privada Miguel Prado #7C
Jesús Gutiérrez Ochoa (director)
Yaax Wool is contributing to building communities based on fairness and justice. Projects include development of community production within the Fair Trade network, environmental education and restoration of community ecosystems, attention to maternal and child health, and promotion of community culture.