Afro-Mexican Nutritional and Rural Development
This is a unique program for the descendants of African slaves who became shipwrecked off the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico. We have been working closely with the school system and teenagers, as well as the adult community. We have been touched by the great receptivity and humble joy of these people. The project extends through most of the west coast of the State of Oaxaca and involves diabetes education woven into the school systems, as well as for adults. It includes a moringa tree planting and growing project, in addition, there will be an organic, veganic farming training and job creation program. Staff involves approximately 10 people, which includes 4 diabetes educators for youth and adult populations, 3 veganic farming teachers, and 3 moringa farming teachers.