MODECI: sowing dreams, building concretely

By CONIDER

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"Empowering marginalized communities, developing its abilities to bring them to adopt processes of sustainable self-management."

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Chiapas, Mexico

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What do we do?

We work an approach to comprehensive community development in areas of high and very high marginalization in Chiapas, implemented an inclusive own model based on five pillars: a) Food systems and nutrition, b) Strengthening of local leadership, c) Sustainable use of natural resources, d) Income generation and, e) Communication and dissemination.

Our innovation

Our experience working directly with impoverished communities has allowed us to develop our own model of intervention based on co-creation and co-design. This means that it is the community itself (as we are only facilitators) who designs the best solutions for their development with a long term vision. This generates solidarity, cooperation and intra help  amongst the members of the community, that later impacts them positively and deeply in urgent issues such as malnutrition. 

Unreasonable impact

Today we are working with at least 10 communities on the State of Chiapas. We’ve walked with the community since the beginning: understanding their community decision taking mechanisms, then co-designing with them and execution of efficient solutions. But this is not enough: Mexico has at least another 1222 municipalities with high impoverishment indexes. With the support of Unreasonable we can improve our model and guarantee its scalability to the rest of the municipalities. 

How are we changing Mexico?

In Mexico there are 1080 municipalities in high and very high marginalization in 26 states. Township Sitalá in Chiapas, ranks 6th in terms of marginalization nationally and 4th in social backwardness.
The model we propose and operate is the result of the work of CONIDER in highly marginalized communities and poverty in rural areas.
MODECI is a flexible and evolving model that can be adapted to different conditions and realities living communities in the municipalities with the highest marginalization and the lowest human development.

Our Impact

We currently work in 10 communities in the municipality of Sitalá in Chiapas, where there have been five community interventions. As a result of these plans, 81 women have become literate, 45 men and women leaders are now in the process of developing their skills and abilities to improve management to benefit their communities through self-employment programs, we painted 5 schools, a church, have renewed an ejido house, have recovered a community kitchen, a community space for medical consultations was enabled and a greenhouse was built in the community of Porfirio Encino.

We have served 135 children under five and have given medical follow-through to 35 pregnant and lactating women that had some degree of malnutrition

One of the strongest impacts that we believe we are having and is fundamental and yet unseen, is the participation of women in decision-making in communities.

We are supporting approximately 568 families directly in the areas of nutrition, project management, technical assistance and advice. 

How am I going to use the money?

We need to strengthen our model, make and spread to investors and financial organizations to help us and together we improve the lives of men, women and children living in extreme poverty conditions.

We need mentors to guide us and help us develop our strengths, so that we can turn our threats into opportunities. We also need to achieve alliances that will allow us to strengthen our path to make our MODECI program a reality that reaches much more municipalities

Our goal is to get the money needed to enter Mexico Unreasonable Institute and thereby benefit more communities to be self-advocates for their own development and help them regain their confidence.

About the creator present the team

The members of CONIDER are an interdisciplinary team that generates processes of solidarity, support, cooperation and confidence recovery through inclusive participation, gender equity and the experience of multiculturalism.

Amongst our partners and collaborators is a team made up of 21 amazing people: César, Gabriela, Carmen, Miguel, Modesto, Enrique Fernando, Linda, Bety, Elisa, Georgina, Stephany, Laura, Micaela, Juan, Felipe, Isidro, Lucas, Paco, Oscar, Ariosto and Reynaldo.

We also have the privilege of working as part of our core team, community members that have become our permanent promoters: Mary, Jesus Mateo and Patricio.

We also have allies who believe in our model. WK Kellogg Foundation has funded us MODECI for two years and is a very important ally with whom we have built a relationship of trust. We are also part of two networks of civil society ASAN: Alliance for Health, Food and Nutrition in Chiapas where other 14 organizations participate. We are also part of CONADECH: Council of Development Agencies of the State of Chiapas AC, where 10 organizations more participate, all trying to eradicate extreme poverty in Chiapas.

CONTACT ME

WEB: www.conider.org

FACEBOOK: Conider SC

CORREO: conider @gmail.com

Twitter:@conider

TELEFONOS: (961)1137892 y (961)2123909

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There are no words to thank the confidence you have placed in us, we know that you also want to fight poverty from your foxhole, received as a sign of reciprocity and recognition of your spirit of solidarity a special thanks to your name in our print publication of the lunar calendar 2016 plus: an electronic letter, your name will appear in our social networks, we will send a personalized postcard from our communities, a delicious kilogram of coffee, a heart embroidered by women artisans from our communities, our digital covers lunar calendars 2014 15 and 16, a print publication "Different to the poorest municipalities in Chiapas glance: the case of Sitalá" and a didactic game "ta S'nopel smak'linel jbahtik lek" ("Learning to eat better" Loteria food in the region).

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