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TOOL S FOR DEVELOPMENT UN A.C. DE APOYO HUMANITARIO. Long-term development strategies for rural indigenous villages of Mexico. Working hand in hand to conquer poverty. 5923 Brambletree, San Antonio, Texas 78247 Tel: (210) 967-8863 [email protected] www.toolsfordevelopment.org.

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TOOL S FOR DEVELOPMENT

UN A.C. DE APOYO HUMANITARIO

Long-term development strategies for rural indigenous villages of Mexico

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty

5923 Brambletree, San Antonio, Texas 78247

Tel: (210) 967-8863 [email protected] www.toolsfordevelopment.org


1995 to 2010

Family Project

To

Non-Profit Corporation

YEARPARTICIPANTS STATUS STAFFPEOPLE SERVED

1995 4family project 06

2000 20family project 0 2,500

2005 30corporation 0 2,800

2010 40corporation 4 3,000

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


SELF ACTUALIZATION

ESTEEM

SOCIAL

SAFETY

PHYSICAL

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


  • Progress made:

  • Water- Deep well dug (not functioning), new project underway

  • Electricity- Electrical grid reaches all villages

  • Food shortages- Provide emergency food aid

  • Agriculture- Experimenting with new agricultural techniques

  • Cooperation- Cooperative projects involve women’s cooperation

  • Government involvement- Visited by governor and representative of Mexican president in 2009

  • Contact with the outside world- Volunteers from more than 10 countries have spent time in the villages

  • Medical attention- Bring teams of volunteer doctors periodically and permanent clinic is due to open in 2010

  • System of education- Provide supplies and teaching aids to local schools and administer the adult literacy program

  • 10. Economic activity- Trained 60 women for private enterprise project involving purse decoration

  • 11. Motivational conferences related to the wellbeing of women

PHYSICAL

PHYSICAL

PHYSICAL

PHYSICAL

SOCIAL

ESTEEM

SOCIAL

PHYSICAL

SOCIAL

ESTEEM

SELF ACTUALIZATION

SOCIAL

ESTEEM

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


SERVICE AREA

Five indigenous villages in the Oto Pame region of San Luis Potosí, Mexico

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Wells often go dry and are contaminated

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


People must fetch water from distant wells

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


The community center dormitory and multi-purpose building

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Dentists work in unfinished clinic- 2008

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Clinic near completion - December 2009

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Primitive pre-school facilities not conducive to learning

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


New pre-school facilities lead to better early education

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Visiting youth groups serve the communities

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Children receive school supplies they could not afford

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


The challenge of three languages:

Spanish, English, and Xi’iuy

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Scholarship students work for us

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


High school grads help us implement adult literacy classes

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Women’s purse project- first step toward a viable economy

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Low agricultural productivity- a major challenge

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


Thank you for making a difference!

Working hand in hand to conquer poverty


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