Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots
Support the work of Oaxaca Streetchildren Grassroots -- an organization that provides an education for 600 of the poorest children in Oaxaca City and the surrounding areas. More than 60 of the children they've supported are now young adults enrolled in technical schools and universities. These students started with us as young children and now are the future leaders of the State of Oaxaca. Check out their website: https://sites.google.com/a/oaxacastreetchildrengrassroots.org/en/
Bilingual Education for Central America
This organization promotes affordable bilingual (English-Spanish) education to children in impoverished areas of Honduras. Their volunteer driven bilingual school model creates an environment in which Central American students learn from dedicated volunteer teachers, and those volunteers learn from the community in which they are immersed. Check out their website, and check out a short report I did on this organization while reporting on emigration from Honduras.
Support the Mexican countryside
Check out our ETSY Store with handmade Mexican products.
Creating opportunities in rural Mexico is a far better way to deal with undocumented immigration than building walls or dividing families. Ever since I made The Other Side of Immigration, I've been thinking of how we in the United States can play some small role in stimulating economic opportunity in rural Mexico so that fewer people feel pressure to leave.
It all came together last spring when I met people in rural areas of Oaxaca who weave wool rugs by hand. I was in awe of their amazing work and realized that I had stumbled upon a great opportunity to connect US consumers to an area of Mexico where a lot of people feel pressure to leave their families and work in the United States.
My wife and I recently imported a batch of 10 wool rugs from Oaxaca. We just have a few left. Check them out! And check back here for more rugs is the future!
- Roy Germano