There are many families in San Pedro Itzicán and the surrounding villages, living in very basic conditions. Just a tarp roof, dirt floors and no windows. Children, youth and adults all sharing the sleeping area. No washroom, or running water. Cooking is usually done inside, so everyone is breathing in the fumes of the fire - and whatever is made to create the fire.
From the studies that have been carried out in the San Pedro area on renal failure, one of the issues is air quality. Air pollution is much higher in the evenings when people are cooking. Breathing in these fumes can be detrimental to health, including renal problems.
One local (Ajijic) charitable organization - Lissa's Legacy - is looking at ways to resolve some of the housing problems in San Pedro Itzicán. They are working with Anita Torres of the Brigada Estatal because she knows problems faced by the most vulnerable families.
Maybe a Community Centre with training facilities? A proper kitchen, fenced garden for rearing goats - there are many possibilities under discussion. But we welcome the support of Lissa's Legacy!