Women across Mexico and Central America face barriers to participation in their communities. JASS Mesoamerica (JASS Meso) provides technical assistance and resources to leaders of grassroots and nongovernmental organizations that help advance civic engagement, gender equality and safety for Mesoamerican women. At the IAF, we support community-led solutions to strengthen governance in Mexico. JASS Meso’s activities strengthen grassroots organizations through education and training and build peer-to-peer learning and action networks.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Building Women’s Citizen Power||Mexico||2014 – 2018||$456,735||$2,150,649||400 individuals||500 individuals||agriculture and food security
leadership and education
natural resource management
Talk about community-led development!
We are saddened to hear news of the passing of Lorenzo Servitje, founder of Bimbo Bakeries in Mexico and longtime collaborator with the Inter-American Foundation (IAF). The very first grant we awarded in Mexico went to support an organization that Servitje founded as Fundación Mexicana para el Desarrollo (Mexican Development Read more ›