Earthquake aid for Ocelotepec towns in Oaxaca

San Juan Ozolotepec and its surrounding villages are among the poorest villages in Oaxaca and Mexico. This area took the brunt of the earthquake as reported below, it suffered severe damage mostly on adobe homes that did not withstand this particular 7.4 magnitude earthquake on June 23rd.  There is approximately 200 buildings damaged.

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/san-juan-ozolotepec-took-the-brunt-of-earthquake/

Ozolotepec means the place of the Ocelots, these towns lay in the Southern Sierra of Oaxaca, a great hub of Biodiversity that is threatened by loggers and has been long neglected by state and federal governments, it was only after this earthquake that a state governor set foot in these towns so you can imagine the degree of neglect and help needed. 

The state government has declared a state of emergency, they delivered vital supplies and are planing to build a community shed because for many families it os not safe to go back to their homes.
https://twitter.com/alejandromurat/status/1276332874531299328?s=20 

We know that governments are slow and bureaucratic, certainly their actions would not be enough I am starting this campaign to channel funds to meet the needs of the towns. There are already collections of food, clothes and blankets.
However, I would like to focus on three aspects:
 
- Buying native corn and beans to supply the towns instead of canned foods. If possible a get some cattle or a few goats-- if need be. 
- Buying a load of tin sheets so that people can start building their temporary shelters. 
- Buying a batch of geo-mesh to start rebuilding sample Adobe homes resistant to earthquakes. https://youtu.be/lthMpMc1S8k 
- Buying a batch 1000 yard super adobe roll from Cal-Earth to build a Super Adobe home demonstration.  https://www.calearth.org/intro-superadobe


I know this might not be enough for all the needs of the towns but it could show the government what can be done. 

If you have ever visited Oaxaca and were moved by its culture and its people this is the time to chip in to help this people rebuild their homes and keep protecting this mountains of the Southern Sierra. The Ocelots alongside the Jaguars are endangered due to environmental destruction and it might be that this quake in the area is a wake up call for us as earthlings of this planet to wake up and take greater action to restore the life supporting systems of our planet. This people have chosen to live in harmony with nature and now it is time to help them rebuild their earth homes. 

Shtiusenyoubiu - Our word for thank you in Dixzaa (Zapotec) language translates as the divinity within you.

*This fundraiser is managed through Tiśina Parker as a US Citizen sponsor on this platform. Funds will be transferred directly to San Juan Ozolotepec township.

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  • Rebekah Espitia 
    • $100 
    • 2 d
  • Pam Bullock 
    • $75 
    • 3 d
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 4 d
  • Charlotte Vernhes 
    • $200 
    • 5 d
  • Angela Vincent 
    • $50 
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Organizer and beneficiary

SAMUEL BAUTISTA LAZO 
Organizer
San Francisco, CA
Tiśina Parker 
Beneficiary
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