The "Adopt a Village Model" is a long term community development initiative,
which seeks to build capacity in the areas of health, shelter, literacy, nutrition,
economic and community development in the village of Hacienda de la labor.
The purpose of the project is to build capacity for youth and their families in the village that will expand
their knowledge and skills. In the specific areas of:
● Medical Care
● Work skills
These are essential for healthy community development. The building of capacity in these areas will contribute to the growth of a more healthy and sustainable community. This in turns builds a stronger foundation upon which to develop future projects.
Which goals will your activity support?
Basic education and literacy
Involving the community to support programs that strengthen the capacity
of communities to provide basic education and literacy to all; Increasing adult
The community is lacking adequate shelter/warmth, adequate nutrition and
knowledge in nutrition, medical access and work capacity that are needed to
be competitive in the job market.
Building Capacity: Hacienda de la labor has been identified by the Chapala
Municipality as a low economic area. There has been a lack of industrial
work or private business' in the community. In a community survey 83%
stated in the last 5-10 years there has not been an opportunity for work in
the community. Of those who work, 86% of the individuals travel outside the
community. 76% of the families do not have anyone working in their family.
There is a state prison that is located on the same road as the village. One
member of the village is employed at the prison.
Of the 24% that had a member of their family working, 4 of the individuals worked 45 - 92 hours a week.
Only 4 people work in the Hacienda de la labor
Education: There are adults and youth of the community who have only
completed 6th grade or less. During 2017 it was observed that there are
who adults do not read or read well and are unable to write at a competent
level. We are aware of a lack of competency in children, ages 7-11 through
directed activities we provided over the last year.
There are 3 computers in the school. Internet access is available, to those
who can afford the service, via smartphones or land lines.
Measuring Project Impact
Number of adults receiving
Number of benefiting school-age children
Number of adults using new
Economic and community development
Building the capacity of entrepreneurs, community leaders, local
organizations, and community networks to support economic development in impoverished communities.
Measuring Project Impact
Number of individuals
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