Our activities to help the process that promote the empowerment of the indigenous government and wellbeing of the people in the Sierra Tarahumara are focused in actions for training and analysis.
We began with the Project Alternatives for the communitarian wellbeing and empowerment in the Sierra Tarahumara in Chihuahua, Mexico.
With this project, we will help to strength the processes for the communitarian wellbeing of two rarámuri towns: Coloradas de la Virgen and Choréachi (Pino Gordo), both are located in the Guadalupe y Calvo municipality, in the south of Chihuahua State, Mexico.
We will discuss about: water supply, food production, health, home and education improvement. These actions are focused in the alimentary sovereign, environmental care, and activities to mitigate the climate change. Everything will be made in the margins of their decisions, through their indigenous government systems.
We will develop workshops to build systems to collect and storage rainwater (i. e. steel cisterns), using regional supplies.
Using the people's knowledge, we will work techniques to build orchards, elaborate organic fertilizers and ensure the food production.
In Choréachi, we will help the people in the elaboration of a project to build a school-shelter, with a intercultural educative program that do not interfere with the cultural educative process that the kids receive from their families and authorities. This will warranty the children access to a integral education that links the rarámuri knowledge and the knowledge of the national society.
The activities consider the assistance to the rarámuri families from Coloradas de la Virgen in the management of the resources for the houses building and improvement, using regional supplies and to consider the weather and environment.
This project began in August, 2010 and will finish in July, 2012 with the support of the Inter-American Foundation (IAF).