PUENTE A LA SALUD COMUNITARIA Overview
Target demographics: farmer families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 600 farmer families
Geographic areas served: rural Oaxaca
Programs: Healthy Families - working with vulnerable mothers with young children to improve nutrition.
Eco Amaranth - teaching farmers to plant amaranth using agro-ecological methods, offering them a nutritional, economic, and environmental opportunities.
Livelihoods - working with community groups to organize to promote the sale and consumption of amaranth to build strong local economies.
We envision a world where families and communities live with dignity and exercise their food sovereignty through the sustainable cultivation, consumption, exchange and commercialization of local healthy food sources. We believe amaranth is a strategic crop for achieving this vision owed to its pertinence with the local customs and adaptation to the local environment.