Patronage Pro Zona Mazahua, or Pro Mazahua, is a Civil Association constituted in 1997, in which work began with indigenous communities. It surfaces to contribute in the development of solutions against extreme poverty and the social inclusion of the indigenous Mazahua communities in the State of Mexico.
The foundation Fundación Pro Mexico Indígena was formally established in 2009 with a clear objective: the resurgence of indigenous communities of Mexico in their greatness.
They seek to eliminate extreme poverty of indigenous communities by nipping it in the bud with their MODEL OF SUSTAINABLE INTEGRAL DEVELOPMENT FOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES created by Foundation Pro Zona Mazahua. We are working towards the construction of a multidimensional model to fight with issues of extreme poverty and generate a sustainable integral development. We cover all of the essential areas for a full development that is focused on the person.
Starting in 2008, the replication of our model of sustainable integral development starts being present in new states and communities due to the high demand of the projects that create well-being to indigenous communities. We currently work in seven states in Mexico: State of Mexico (Mazahuas and Otomíes), Chiapas (Tseltsales), Campeche, Yucatan (Mayans), Oaxaca (Chinantecs and Mazatecs), Michoacan (Purépechas), and Guerrero (Me’phaas) where our strategy of sustainable integral development has reached.
Thanks to these actions, the reality of more than 10,000 indigenous families has been transformed, they have been able to leave behind extreme poverty and today they are the OWNERS OF THEIR OWN PROGRESS.
Our proposal is to bet on local development with a regional vision where identity, territory, and culture are bound together as conditions to generate progress. We endorse the development of the abilities in indigenous communities so they can choose the life they want to live, always respecting their culture and identity.
The strategic alliances with the different associates of the Mexican society: public, private, social, academic, and international, have been fundamental in the production of our development model.
The impact achieved can be measured with multidimensional poverty indicators, showing important advances in:
- Educational delay
- Access to nutrition
- Basic services
- Economic well-being
- Culture, etc.