We are a community foundation located in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, and for 15 years have worked to fund projects that improve the quality of life for women and children in vulnerable situations in the Highlands region of Chiapas, in addition to contributing to long-term solutions to the main issues that affect them in the areas of health, education and the environment.
Due to the health crisis caused by COVID-19, the economic situation of many people in San Cristóbal has worsened. Many have lost their sources of income due to closures and shutdowns, which has exacerbated their already precarious situation, leading to difficulties for them to satisfy basic needs like having food.
Faced with this situation, a group of people, collectives and organizations committed to our community have come together to support the neediest families in this time of crisis. With the initiative Amigos por San Cris – Solidarity baskets for our community, we have decided to support local agro-ecological producers while providing baskets to families with this healthy and nutritious food.
Each solidarity basket costs 250 Mexican pesos (11 US dollars), which contains basic food that meet nutritional needs, fruit and vegetable seeds, as well as health supplies (face masks and disinfectants) and basic and essential health information. Thanks to your contribution we will be able to reach our goal and support around 140 families in San Cristóbal de las Casas.
Donate and it will multiply!
Allies of our community foundation have decided to match and double the amount we raise in this campaign – if we reach $1,500USD, they will donate another $1,500USD, up to a total of $3,000USD, with which we can support a total of 280 families!! 😀
What’s more, this May 5, 2020 (#GivingTuesdayNow) Hispanics in Philanthropy has also offered to match all donations made during the day until they’ve exhausted their matching funds, so there is an opportunity to even further multiply your donation! Donate and support us 😀 # DONA5EL5
So we reach our goal, please also share our campaign and encourage more people to contribute to this worthy cause.
Together we can do more! Amigos, this one’s for San Cris! 😀
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Luca Olivera Pierre-Louis
Kristin L Brown
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