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Where ordinary people become extraordinary leaders of global change.

In 2012, thousands of people from 97 countries offered their ideas for how to help life change.  Now, we are putting these ideas into action.  Now, through December 10th, we are looking for people around the world start a one year project that makes their own community a little better.  A Big Project will connect all new leaders so that we can learn from one another, support each others' efforts, and create the world we want to live in - together.

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commented 2013-10-26 07:16:23 -0400 · Flag
¿Podemos hacer algo por la comunidad de Xochistlahuaca, en la Costa Chica de Guerrero? El río se llevó todo. Ya eran considerados población en pobreza extrema y les calló el la tormenta “Manuel” y el río se llevó todo. El gobierno federal había iniciado la Cruzada contra el Hambre allá, hace como un mes o dos apenas, instalando un comedor comunal. Se entrenaron a las personas de la comunidad a que lo manejaran. Les mandan alimentos, granos en bolsa y latas de atún y otras cosas, una vez al mes, pero no alcanza. No les mandan alimentos frescos ni gas para la cocina, tienen que pagar por todo y no hay con qué. Sólo pueden dar servicio de lunes a viernes, y los que no tienen nada no tienen acceso en fin de semana. Y las raciones son pequeñas. Pero perdieron sus milpitas, así que tampoco tienen dinero ni gran cosa que vender. El gobierno del estado ni sus luces. Ni sus luces. ¿Podemos hacer algo por Xochistlahuaca, en la Costa Chica de Guerrero? Lean el reportaje en el Reforma del domingo 21 de Octubre, en la primera plana y en la sección de Enfoque (Martha Martínez). Es devastador.

I wrote this post on my FB page. I had read an article in the national paper Reforma, about this situation and a friend is referring me to you to propose this community as a place in need.
Xochistlahuaca is a small rural, mountain town located in the Sierra de Guerrero, in the Mexican State of Guerrero. The most recognized city of this state is Acapulco. But Xochistlahuaca is not Acapulco. It is far in the mountain, probably connected badly through a small road to modernity. This is a town that a new assistance federal program has chosen to be of the first towns to receive Federal attention. The program is called “Cruzada contra el Hambre” cruzade against hunger. The people of this town are to receive federal aid in the form of medical, education, self sustenance, etc. And it just started very recently, two months ago, by setting up a community kitchen. Locals have been trained to work at the kitchen and it tis serving two meals a day to about 200 people. They serve these meals from Monday to Friday because the food will not last to the end of the month to serve a third meal nor meals on Saturdays or Sundays. On top of this, July and August is storm season and this year it hit really hard here. People that were already in hard times, lost everything to the rain and the river. Most people are from a local indigenous group, and many don´t even speak Spanish. I live in Mexico City. My life is far from the situation this people are living. But I do feel for them. I sent this post to other people, radio stations and the Reforma paper, but to no avail. This people most definitively need help. But they need long term help. I know of other far away communities that have self growth programs that are helping them to become independent, I hope this for Xochistlahuaca.
Thanks.
Eduardo Torres, Mexico City