Oaxaca Summer 2022 Campaign
Our ability to make a difference in our Mexican Sister City, including support of educational and nutrition programs for vulnerable children, is made possible through your tax-deductible donations to Neighbors Abroad’s Oaxaca Fund. Through August 2022, an anonymous supporter has offered to match all donations up to $5,000. If your employer matches your donation, our donor will match the entire amount. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation today to keep these programs alive and inspire new initiatives where the needs are greatest. Oaxaca faces the economic, healthcare and other challenges typical of developing countries. The City of Palo Alto and Neighbors Abroad have been at Oaxaca’s side for almost 60 years, partnering on confronting these challenges while benefiting from a close, mutually beneficial relationship.
In recognition of our Yaxe Rainwater Capture project, we were honored to receive the 2022 Innovation in Humanitarian Assistance Award from Sister Cities International, Neighbors Abroad's umbrella organization.
A short video showing aspects of the rainwater capture project.
Yaxe Rainwater Capture Project
Over the last several years, Neighbors Abroad has partnered with other non-profits on an ambitious project in San Nicolás Yaxe, Oaxaca, an indigenous community near our Mexican Sister City. Yaxe lacks piped-in water and the region is susceptible to drought, though summer rainfall is usually plentiful. Working with Vidas y Sueños, the Stanford Global Well for Life Project, Isla Urbana, Fundacion Moises Itzkowich, Kiwanis of Palo Alto and the Rotary Club of North Hunterdon, N.J., we leveraged $32,000 in donated funds and participated in a massive on-the-ground effort to install 50 water tanks throughout the village to capture summer rainwater that would otherwise go to waste. The results have been transformative for the village of 3,000 people, where residents previously had to rely on small amounts of water they could store themselves.
In recognition of this project, we were honored to receive the 2022 Innovation in Humanitarian Assistance Award from Sister Cities International, our umbrella organization.
A big thank you to our our donors, volunteers, and others in the community for having made this project possible.