Poco a Poco San Pedro started to work in early 2016. We started with projects in order to help the people in San Pedro Itzicán and the surrounding villages. We do this by facilitating and supporting projects that are requested by the local community. As much as possible we leverage knowledge from available sources in the community, in research, in government and from project leaders from around the lake, and we love working with other local organizations.
Poco a Poco works on creating small, start up projects to enable local people (mostly women) to earn a living, and encourage and enable children to attend school.
We believe that a "A hand up - not a hand out" approach is the best way to help. This often involves providing training to people who have asked for help and have an interest in learning.
We encourage youth to attend school, to continue into high school, and beyond. One young Brigada youth is trained as a Paramedic and now enrolled to take courses to become a doctor! We believe she would be the first doctor to come from this village!
The local people, especially the women, want to create local work and activities so they can earn money, and be there to look after their children. And they want their pride back...