In partnership with the Ejido of El Triunfo, private sector partners, and the Mexican government our implementing partner, CAREM, A.C. aims to restore this historical landmark, which will also increase the safety and health of residents and stimulate alternative economic opportunities for the community of El Triunfo, BCS. Our local partner innovacionesAlumbra is matching the first $30,000 donated towards the $160,000 fundraising goal to restore the historic La Ramona smokestack!
The total restoration of the 157 meter tall La Ramona will require 3,500 new bricks. For only $50 p/brick, you can Adopt-A-Brick (or 2 or 3!) and have your contribution engraved on a memorial plaque at the base of the smokestack. The plaque will be a lasting reminder and powerful visual to show how every individual community member really can make a difference! These donations will be matched as well.
ICF is committed to achieving the highest level of health for all people. Sadly in Baja California Sur (BCS), a land of abundance and wealth, a 2013 community survey in La Paz and Los Cabos found that approximately 50% of all families lack financial access to fresh food. In 2016 ICF responded to this issue by teaming up with governmental and nonprofit partners, including Raíz de Fondo and the BCS Secretariat of Social Development to pilot a demonstration garden and nutrition education program at two local food kitchens in La Paz and Cabo San Lucas.
In 2017, ICF plans to build on the success of this pilot to expand to four additional sites. Meanwhile, ICF has been laying the groundwork for the creation of a Food Bank and Food Rescue Program in Los Cabos, which will distribute fresh fruits and vegetables gleaned from the fields of local producers, and prepared foods from restaurants and hotels in the area, to the families most in need. Help us bridge this gap!
In 2017, ICF’s local partners need to raise $137,000 to implement 6 community gardens and to build the infrastructure for a Food Bank and Rescue Center in Los Cabos, where fresh produce that is currently wasted will be distributed to food insecure populations