Women planting for the future

Help women recognize their gifts, skills and resources, to transform their lives and their communities.

Asociación Mexicana de Transformación Rural y Urbana A.C. (Amextra)

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Our story

The Mexican Association of Rural and Urban Transformation A.C (Amextra) is a non-profit organization that serves marginalized rural and urban communities in Mexico. Over our almost 36 years of uninterrupted service, gender equality has become a core value. Our goal is to help women recognize the skills and resources they already have and can use to transform their lives and their communities.

The project

From January to December 2020 Amextra will collaborate with four communities of the municipality of Palenque in Chiapas, Mexico, providing training and support for the following productive projects:

  • Vegetables gardens and organic fertilizer management
  • Maya garden (preservation of native seeds)
  • Chicken production
  • Oyster mushroom production

Initially, the project will provide support for the acquisition of supplies and materials for the construction of backyard spaces, in which families will produce food (chickens, vegetables, and mushrooms); subsequently, work will be carried out through a revolving credit model, in order to encourage good project management practices.

During 2020, a total of 30 indigenous and farming families in Chiapas will improve their quality of life through the implementation of sustainable productive projects, strengthening their food security and protecting the local environment from chemicals that pollute local water sources and decrease long-term land fertility.

In early February 2020 we held our first participatory diagnostic workshop with the women, in which they outlined their dreams and goals for the projects this year.  With your support, these dreams will become a reality!

Choose from the land, seed, plant, flower and fruit donation options to the right, or enter your own donation amount.  Every “grain of sand” helps!




Updates

03/06/2020

Wow! Thank you all for your support today, March 6th. We´re really close to reaching out goal and it´s just the first day of the campaign! We´ll be sharing the comments with the women so keep them coming!

Wow! Mil gracias a todas y todos por su apoyo hoy, 6 de marzo. Ya casi llegamos a la meta y apenas es el primer día de la campaña. Compartiremos sus comentarios con las mujeres, ¡así que sigan enviándolos!



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Anonymous

Muchas gracias por su trabajo tan importante!

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Anonymous

En honor de Marilyn Stewart

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Tom and Susan Carter

Estamos encantados de ayudarle

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Kim Rathjen

In honor of all the strong women who lead AMEXTRA!

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Patricia Olivares

Hacer frente a la violencia contra las mujeres es fundamental para cualquier sociedad, en AMEXTRA se contribuye con proyectos integrales a combatir la pobreza y marginación, como lo hará el Proyecto "Mujeres sembrando el futuro" en Chiapas.

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Don and Laurie Schuemann

We wish we could personally deliver our donation and then stay until the flowers bloom! God's Peace to everyone.

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Luis Lizarraga

Gran y difícil labor, animo. ¡Felicidades!

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NATY Y DAVID

APOYEMOS A ESTE PROYECTO!

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Erin Leyson

Que las mujeres empoderadas sigan caminando con Amextra!

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Marcela Salas

Terminar con la desigualdad depende de todas y todos, pero sin duda es hermoso ser mujer y poder apoyar a otras mujeres.

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Stephanie

Good luck on this new adventure, ladies!! By taking this step to learn new agricultural practices you are a great example for the young girls who look up to you!

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Jenn Alle

Thank you Amextra for your hard and important work!

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Lorena

Que sigamos promoviendo la transformación integral en las comunidades de México.

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Elda Pérez

ADMIRO SU FORTALEZA Y SU COMPROMISO HACIA SU COMUNIDAD

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Vasthi

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