Entreamigos Volunteer Marjo in the Magic Garden, San Pancho

Eight case studies for sustainability in Mexico

Travler supports nonprofit and volunteer sustainability projects in Mexico with free and low-cost bilingual tools and services. Below are 8 case studies for sustainability in Mexico’s small communities, supported by Travler, with links to more information.

Scroll down this page for an overview of each project. Click on the “Read more” links to see how Travler strengthens each project, and to learn what you can do to help.

Case studies for sustainability projects in Mexico - Volunteers transform a trash dump into a Magic Garden
Volunteers building a community “Magic Garden”

To jump directly to the details on each project, click one of these links. The case studies for sustainability are:

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  • Entreamigos: Supporting kids and community

    Entreamigos: Supporting kids and community

    Entreamigos creates opportunities for children and families through education for everyone, stewardship of the environment and working directly in the community. Travler provides core website, email, training and technical support.

    What’s needed: Donations and volunteers to maintain social media, website content and local IT, and teach computer skills to kids.

    Read more

  • ERC: A volunteer recycling program

    ERC: A volunteer recycling program

    Ecologia de la Ribera is a non-profit reycling program serving communities of north Lake Chapala. Travler provides web, network, software and marketing technology and support.

    What’s needed: Donations to fund the website and online services, install a WiFi network in the resale store, and install security cameras to monitor the store.

    Read more

  • Project Tortuga: Protecting marine turtles

    Project Tortuga: Protecting marine turtles

    Project Tortuga protects and promotes endangered marine turtle populations along several beaches in the Bahia de Banderas area, including San Pancho beach. Travler provides critical website, computer and software support, and leadership coaching.

    What’s needed: Donations to recruit volunteers and schedule shifts, update the website, onboard a new Co-Director, upgrade computers and install accounting software.

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  • SP Animales: Rescuing stray animals in Mexico

    SP Animales: Rescuing stray animals in Mexico

    San Pancho Animales is a robust volunteer group that rescues, treats, fosters and finds forever homes for stray animals. Travler provides a website, social media and technical support.

    What’s needed: Donations to maintain the website and online services, and recruit volunteers, donors and foster homes.

    Read more

  • San Pancho Voz: A nonprofit community magazine

    San Pancho Voz: A nonprofit community magazine

    Travler publishes San Pancho Voz, a free multilingual periodical and business directory, to improve awareness, connections and quality of life in a diverse Mexican town.

    What’s needed: Donations to teach digital journalism to aspiring youth, cover publishing and operational costs, and build a local directory.

    Read more

  • Free community handwashing stations

    Free community handwashing stations

    To help prevent the spread of COVID and other diseases, Travler designed, built and deployed low-cost portable handwashing stations in developing areas. Travler provides fabrication and maintenance field support.

    What’s needed: Funding for part-time maintenance persons and supplies to maintain the handwashing stations; funds to build and deploy more stations; funds to publish and distribute the design internationally via YouTube.

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  • A Magic Garden: Volunteers transform a public space

    A Magic Garden: Volunteers transform a public space

    The Entreamigos Magic Garden is a reclaimed community space for growing native and edible plants, storytelling, relaxation and environmental education. Travler provides field work and logistical support.

    What’s needed: Donations to build bench seating for visitors, paint botanical signs to identify anchor plants, pay the water bill, fund additional workdays to maintain the garden, and for classes to educate children on plants and gardening.

    Read more

  • Radio San Pancho: Grassroots community radio in Mexico

    Radio San Pancho: Grassroots community radio in Mexico

    Radio San Pancho is a volunteer online radio and podcast broadcast focused on local events, issues and the environment.

    What’s needed: Donations to pay for a radio broadcasting license, fund the website and pay for streaming broadcast services.

    Read more

For more information on Travler case studies for sustainability in Mexico, please contact us.

If your organization would like to apply for help from Travler, please check first whether you fit our criteria, then submit a Support Application.

If you have technology skills or are interested in volunteering with us on a sustainability project in Mexico, please submit a Volunteer Application.

Volunteer Marjorie in Magic Garden (photo by Victor Estela)