Read: Latest news from MexicoMexico’s amazingly vivid history goes back as far as 40,000 years according to some archaeologists. Five different civilizations thrived in the region. By today’s standards, some of these civilizations weren’t so civilized. While Mexico boasts a rich legacy of many cultures, it also carries a past filled with conflict, tribal warfare and foreign invasion.
CHOICE - Mexico by the Numbers
Village Progress at a Glance - Mexico
Livestock Can Help Earn a LivingGuanajuato, Mexico 2010 marks the successful completion of the 3-year HIP (Hispanics in Philanthropy) grant of $240,000. This grant has allowed CHOICE to build from foundation laid with the support of Rotary International and the Cameron Family Foundation for numerous animal husbandry projects. These projects not only teach villagers best practices in raising livestock, but also how to finance and market their livestock products.
Cheesy Group Visits Cheese OperationTamaula, Mexico FeelGood World conducted their first expedition to Mexico where a group of women have started their own goat cheese factory with assistance and advice from CHOICE. FeelGood volunteers visited the new goat cheese facility and helped villagers build a community water system.
Secondary School ExcitementLa Mesa de San Isidro, Mexico Construction on the secondary school is moving fast thanks to Trivani Foundation support. The excitement level for this project is off the scale because it is the first secondary school available to villages in the area. Many classes are taught to high school students via satellite broadcasts from the state capital. The teacher quality and the education is first class. Traditionally students would have to move to urban cities to get a secondary education, almost an impossible dream for impoverished rural families.
More About the CheeseTamaula and Huaricho, Mexico The Goat Cheese Cooperatives in Mexico are progressing rapidly. The new factory in Tamaula is complete, and the Huaricho Cooperative is well underway. While both are currently producing cheese for market. The new facilities will allow workers to produce higher quality cheese and dairy products in greater volume for sales distribution in the nearby urban area of Irapuato, Guanajuato, Mexico.
MBA'S and New BusinessesAs CHOICE Humanitarian expands micro-enterprise projects in Zacatecas and San Luis Potosi a variety of cooperatives will be explored. CHOICE will be working with leaders to evaluate the viability of Medicinal Plants, Handicrafts, and Fruit Hydrating programs. Pilot tests are underway. CHOICE invites MBA students to contact us about internship opportunities. Call 801-474-1937.