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PUENTE A LA SALUD COMUNITARIA

PUENTE A LA SALUD COMUNITARIA
CROWDRISE : Feb 19, 2012
Tax ID: 30-0258491
BASED: The Woodlands, TX, United States

CHARITY WEBSITE: www.puentemexico.org

Our Mission

Puente a la Salud Comunitaria contributes to food sovereignty and advances the health and well-being of rural communities in Mexico by promoting the cultivation, consumption, and commercialization of amaranth.

Kate Seely and Katherine Lorenz, two young American philanthropists who were fascinated by the nutritional value and economic potential of amaranth, founded Puente in 2003 in Oaxaca, Mexico.

This social entrepreneurial model addresses both the malnutrition and obesity problems of Mexico, and aims to provide significant economic benefits to indigenous people in one of the poorest areas of the country.

Puente has evolved into a dynamic, not-for-profit organization—supported by such groups as the Ford Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, and Clif Bar Family Foundation.

Puente's participatory, community intervention model for food sovereignty and sustainability is poised for experiential growth and is helping to make amaranth the “crop of now.”

Tax ID: 30-0258491 • www.puentemexico.org

Fundraisers

Stronger Together - Más Fuertes Juntos

Stronger Together - Más Fuer…

Amount Raised:

$0

 

0% Raised of $21,000 Goal

Amaranth: Seeds of Change

Amaranth: Seeds of Change

Amount Raised:

$200

 

1% Raised of $25,000 Goal