Hurricane Agatha made a landfall on Monday 31st of May as a category two hurricane on the coast of Oaxaca.
Villages in the mountains are amongst those worst hit as heavy rain brought by Agatha triggered landslides and flash flooding in Santa Catarina Xanaguia leaving
13 families without homes, two deaths, 96 buildings damaged, hundreds of persons without electricity, water, food or road access. The rainy season is just beginning.
We are calling the local and international community to take part and integrate in the help of the mountain community of Santa Catarina Xanaguia.
Santa Catarina de Xanaguía, which is located at a height of almost 2,000m (6,500ft) at the Southern Mountains of Oaxaca was formed as a resistance to the Spanish conquest and as a rural community, as described by locals, has been outcasted and discriminated. Many governmental support has been promised since the earthquake in 2020, but almost nothing has been received.
As we are talking about a local town with no tourism that impulses the government to help, we have decided to gather our forces and invite you to join to donate for the benefit of them. Also, as told by the locals, the governmental help often goes only as far as to the main municipalities leaving smaller towns with bigger needs out of the reach.
How will we use the money?
We have united with Juan Diego Lopez Ramos, native to Xanaguía, to deliver the donations in a transparent and direct manner to the persons in need.
Any quantity of donation is welcomed with gratitude!
At Antama we will give 10% of the gains of May to this cause.
Where will the funds be destined?
The funds will be invested in the following:
Food supplies and personal hygiene.
Roof construction materials
Blankets and mattresses
Supply and delivery trips
Our goal is to help each of the 13 families with one package of food & personal hygiene, roof materials, blankets and mattresses. 96 families with mattresses, blankets and food & hygiene package. We aim to also donate one package of food to 168 families of the community, who were affected by the hurricane.
Here are examples of the donation quantities:
1 package of food and personal care 11.5$ USD / $235 MXN
1 roof sheet 16.5$ USD / $337 MXN
20 roof sheets to complete one family's necessities 330$ USD / $6741 MXN
1 blanket 8$ USD / $164 MXN
2 blankets 16$ USD / $327 MXN
1 mattress 11$ USD / $228 MXN
2 mattresses for one family 22$ USD/ $455 MXN
One family's necessities are approximately 379.5$ USD / $7741 MXN
ANY QUANTITY HELPS!
Fundraiser until the 26th of July
About the promotor:
Antama exists to help building satisfied life in rural Mexico and wider through meaningful textiles and social projects, so that people can fulfill their potential. Antama existe para ayudar a construir una vida satisfactoria en las zonas rurales de México y más allá, a través de textiles significativos y proyectos sociales, para que las personas puedan alcanzar su potencial.
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We ship almost all over the world and we love it! Some countries are not listed on the country list. If you however want to place an order to these countries, please contact us first. Read more about the Delivery here.
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If an item is listed as a seconds (2nds) that means the manufacturer or us found a flaw during their quality assurance inspection and we have discounted it as such.
This is normally a pull, broken or skipped thread, or other flaw. Usually it asks a little home repair moments.
All seconds items are discounted to reflect their status. For this reason, these items do not qualify for our no questions asked return policy. All sales of these items are final.
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