CasaHogarSustentable.org Sustainable Orphanage a vision of the future today.
Transcript of CasaHogarSustentable.org Sustainable Orphanage a vision of the future today.
Mexico’s Orphanages RealityThe ProjectPermaculture and SustainabilityChallengesAbout UsMeasures Implementation Plan
Mexico’s Orphanages Reality
Over 1,000,000 orphans/abandoned children in Mexico. More than 980,000 lack care from an institution (NGO or government).
Lack of access to basic human rights like food, shelter, education and health leads to severe malnutrition, deficient brain development, 18% are positive on STD’s like HIV or Hepatitis C (20 times higher incidence tan national average) and the majority get involved in illegal activities for survival, jailed sometimes for life.
Most orphanages lack resources to monitor and look after orphans past the age of adulthood. Often the use of prescription drugs is the answer for bad conduct behavior.
Orphanages depend on donations to cover their expenses. When donations stop, they close.
Why are we different? Requires no more than a single capital investment, afterwards
operating indefinitely without additional donations.Three years operational expenses of a traditional orphanage exceeds our sole capital investment
Education: implements active learning techniques from Europe and certification in two trades at 15 years of age
Agriculture: Operates under a new paradigm for intensive organic food production Permaculture.
Nutrition. Balanced diet prevents both obesity and malnutrition
CasaHogarSustentable.org (Sustainable Orphanage) is a Project to evaluate new social, educational and ecological models. Detailed documentation will be available to replicate the Project
Project starting in Mexico with worldwide potential
Land Pilot phase requires 1 hectare
(2.5 Acres) and full project 10 hectares (25 Acres).
Located 45min from the state capital of Chiapas (Tuxtla Gutierrez),there are available social services alongside with land purchase savings.
Weather and water availability permits sustainable food production 365 days/year.
Final site selection conducted as result deep analysis of 50 locations throughout 5 Mexican states
Carrots, potatoes, spinach, tomatoes, etc.
Healing herbs and spices
Internal: Coordinators, Educators, Housekeeping, Site Attendants, Volunteers
External: Accountants, Lawyers, Counselors
Proven Australian methodology for intensive organic crop production through promotion of the ecosystem
By linking elements’ inputs & outputs maximize food production whilst minimizing external resources (labor, chemicals, etc.).
Input: corn requires a big amount of nitrogen
Output: beans fix nitrogen in the soil. By growing them together one fixes the nitrogen the other requires
Input: chickens feed from little weeds
Output: chicken fertilizes the soil as it’s eating
Project has impact on the three sustainability pillars:
Social: orphans and surrounding communities
Finance: the model promotes abundance as it ages
Environmental: by balancing the ecosystem, recovers flora and fauna
Our sustainable model is designed to produce long term yields
Sustainability is a must to ensure our existence in the planet
Project functions as prototype and case study for possible new multi-site implementation model
Mexico’s legislation is outdated as it does not foresee sustainable NGO’s. Current laws prohibit any kind of production or self-sufficiency application to NGO’s. Donations are the only manner to cover operational expenses.
Orphan reintegration into society upon adulthood
Kids Integrity and Safety
Funding for the initial phase of the project
1st phase (1 Hectare of land + infrastructure). Requires US $100,000 2nd phase (10 Hectares of land + infrastructure). Requires US $900,000
Highly committed team with vast experience in all areas of the project
Dedicated NGO ready to operate: Nuestro Amigo México A.C.
Superior education and nutrition for the Orphans.
Cooperation with top Orphanages in Mexico. E.g. Fundación Casa Alianza México I.A.P. with methodologies for personnel selection, pair system and psychologists in place to prevent abuse or irregularities.
Siblings, and different age ranges are accepted for the best interest of the Orphans.
About Us – Funder & Director
Alfredo Rico Design, implementation and evaluation of integral projects.
National Logistics Manager at Procter & Gamble New Zealand
Permaculture Certified by River Side Community, New Zealand
Leader of the Sustainable Technology Development Group at Transition Towns New Zealand
Awarded “Top 18 Entrepreneurs of the Future” by YEO (Young Entrepreneurs Organization), Endeavour, Revista Expansión and ITESM CCM.
Creator of the Enterprise Skills matrix methodology for Procter & Gamble Mexico
Total Project Management of social projects in the poorest areas of Mexico (creation of sustainable jobs to boost local economy)
NGO Judge for social projects at INDESOL (Mexico’s government sub-secretary)
About Us – The Team
Robina McCurdi: International Permaculture and Eco-village Consultant, Founder of www.localisingfood.co.nz project
Sergio López: Master on Environmental Engineering, Florida University
Dr. Juan Pablo Lazo: Professor – Researcher for the CICESE and World Aquaculture Society’s President
Lorena Ugalde: Psychologist with emphasis in Special Education
Mtra. Lolis Gallegos: Master on Active Learning Education
Dr. Mark Wood: Sustainability Director at ITESM Guadalajara
ROI 1000% when compared vs traditional Orphanages
Education: high school + 2 trades + arts vs high
Traditional Orphanage Our Project
ROI $250 USD/Orphan $25 USD/Orphan10x ROI vs traditional
Initial Investment $1,000,000 USD $100,000 USD
Education High School High SchoolTwo TradesCollege (optional)
Nutrition Lacks basic nutrition, improper brain and physical development
Organic Balanced Diet
Languages Rudimentary Spanish Skills Fluent bilingual (English, Spanish)Optional languages from international volunteers
Interpersonal Skills Not existent Leadership, teamwork, public speaking, innovation, performing arts, social skills
Extreme Organizational Resources Consumption
Not required. Self-sufficient operation.
Community Benefits Only assists 50 Orphans/15 year
Transferable sustainable technology to urban and/or rural organizations in addition to helping the Orphans
I. NGO Registration
II. First Phase Funding and Land Purchase
III. Commence Food Production
IV. Infrastructure Construction
V. Orphan Arrival
VI. Lessons Learned
VII. Expansion (10 Ha)
Contact:Alfredo Rico Mobile. (+521) 55-4303-8866
E-mail: [email protected]
Ph. (+52) 55-8421-9080
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