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In 2014 over 2.5 million inhabitants of the Mexican state of Oaxaca were living below the poverty line. Most of those people are living in slums, which are endlessly growing right on the doorstep of big cities. Often they are located close to huge waste disposal sites. Amongst the most severe problems within these areas are the lack of access to education, basic infrastructure, proper health care and food.

For the families living here, collecting and selling recyclable materials is often the only source of income. This is where the term “Pepenadores” has it’s origin - it simply means garbage collector. The families have to eat vegetables and fruits that are growing in immediate proximity to the waste disposal sites. These plants are often contaminated by numerous kinds of pollutants that were dropped off at the sites and consuming them leads to even more health risks.

Vegetable gardens and green library
As a response to their living conditions and in cooperation with the Mexican NGO Solidaridad Internacional Kanda (SiKanda) we will start supporting 250 Pepenadores-families, starting in summer 2016. We are planning on building vegetable gardens (to secure a supply of non-contaminated vegetables and fruits) as well as constructing a “green library” (to ensure the locals education concerning production and harvest methods). It is our aim to reduce the food shortages in the slums surrounding the city of Oaxaca’s waste disposal side.


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Sparkasse Marburg-Biedenkopf
IBAN: DE46 5335 0000 0000 0444 40
BIC: HELADEF1MAR


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- creation of vegetable gardens

- agricultural trainings

- income-generating activities


Your support matters!

- trainings in organic farming, recycling & nutrition: 20 €

- Gemüsegarten für eine Schule: 250 €

- 1 Wurm-Starter-Set: 570 €


 

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Our partners

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Please support our work


Accounts for donation:

Sparkasse Marburg-Biedenkopf
IBAN: DE46 5335 0000 0000 0444 40
BIC: HELADEF1MAR

Volksbank Mittelhessen
IBAN: DE58 5139 0000 0016 4090 06
BIC: VBMHDE5F


or conveniently online:

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 240px-Mexico on the globe Americas centered.svg


- creation of vegetable gardens

- agricultural trainings

- income-generating activities


Your support matters!

- trainings in organic farming, recycling & nutrition: 20 €

- Gemüsegarten für eine Schule: 250 €

- 1 Wurm-Starter-Set: 570 €


 

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Our partners

Logo SiKanda

 

 

Please support our work


Accounts for donation:

Sparkasse Marburg-Biedenkopf
IBAN: DE46 5335 0000 0000 0444 40
BIC: HELADEF1MAR

Volksbank Mittelhessen
IBAN: DE58 5139 0000 0016 4090 06
BIC: VBMHDE5F


or conveniently online:

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