La Majahua is an impoverished fishing community living on the outskirts of Troncones, a small resort community catering to foreign tourists on the Pacific coast of Mexico in the state of Guerrero. Together, with community members, we developed projects that improve the children’s education and to provide the tools that will assist the adults to bring economic stability and prosperity into their families and communities.
Humanitarian Wave provided much needed food, clothing, basic medical necessities and school supplies for the approximately 140 children living in the orphanage. When asked about their situation, the children said their main concerns are the lack of a better future and the indifference of others toward their situation. Humanitarian Wave is working to help ensure the well being of the children in addition to working on developing programs to assist the young adults at the orphanage secure a better future once they have to leave the orphanage.
Humanitarian Wave’s health programs target the diverse areas that affect the health of people in need through prevention and education programs as well as sports programs, basic medical provisions, and other preventive resources to which people in need have no access. For a decade we helped provide annually food, clothing, and basic medical supplies to over 115 children suffering from major disabilities. Most of the children at this hospital are confined or tied to their beds and have been abandoned by their families due to their physical deformations and mental challenges.
Humanitarian Wave helps facilitate the process of social engagement for the business sector’s philanthropic interests by providing the expertise and advice in the design and management of successful community outreach initiatives and projects. We help businesses develop long-term strategies to help create change in the communities where they do business.
Marindia del Norte is an impoverished community outside of the capital Montevideo. In Marindia we supported local community leaders to help improve the conditions of a local youth center that provides food, children's education and is a safe haven for the children of this community. This center has a very strong support of local volunteers, but they and the community lack the funding to improve the conditions of the center. Humanitarian Wave funded a new room with restrooms, tables, school supplies, books, sports equipment, food, and clothing for the children. HW with local community leaders also developed projects that helped support the sustainability of the youth center and its educational and job training for young adults.
Education in Mexico is free, but parents can’t afford transportation cost. This program subsidizes the transportation cost for currently 15 high school students in the town of Troncones. The students participating in this project have been chosen by community members and were selected based on their families financial needs. We want to thank all the donors who for the last couple of years have contributed to making this project possible.
The Azulita Project is a grassroots initiative founded in 2008 in the communities of Los Llanos and Playa La Saladita in the Municipality of La Union, Guerrero Mexico. This initiative has been working in the local communities to educate its members about the detrimental human and environmental effects of post-consumer plastic. Azuliat Project purchased a plastic compressor that has created a self-sustaining local enterprise and is promoting far-reaching environmental and social impacts in the region. This project is helping protect the environment, generate employment and support environmental education.
This project supported the improvement of the soccer field and its facilities in Troncones, Mexico. The Troncones’ soccer field is the daily training site for children, women and men soccer programs. Every week teams from various rural areas of the Coast of Guerrero come to Troncones to play. The sport of soccer in Troncones is bringing together over 70 players every week plus visitors that come to support the teams. Coaching and training is open to the public and many people join the training sessions as a way to help improve their health and quality of life.