Gabriel Hernández Tinajero

After carefully reviewing the 134 applications received to the calls for Community Leadership (75) and New Social Actors (59), we want to publicize the results and the process we followed to give sustenance to the final selection of projects supported by Levantemos México.

On September 2017, Diego Luna, Gael García Bernal, and Documental Ambulante launched the fundraising campaign Levantemos México as an immediate response to the earthquakes that affected the central and southeast regions in Mexico. By the end of 2017, the campaign had raised over 28.5 million pesos thanks to the generosity of over 15,000 backers from all over the world. The Levantemos México fund is destined to reconstruct the most affected communities by the earthquakes.

Voces que reconstruyen

Testimonios y relatos de Levantemos México

Explora

“The campaign was born out of the hope of living in a country with less inequality, where your neighbor knows that his or her existence matters, where their loss is our loss.”

- Diego Luna

Purpose

The Levantemos México fund seeks to strengthen the communities affected by the September 2017 earthquakes from a human rights perspective, enhancing their own capacities to define and implement actions that will allow them to recover their lifestyles and rethink their future based on the experience.

The fund also seeks to document and make visible citizen efforts, in order to promote sustained solidarity with the people who will continue to rebuild their communities in the coming years, and strengthen the incidence ability of social organizations in national reconstruction actions.

“As the ground shook, the call became urgent. Horizontality manifested itself and we decided to help each other out. There is a common saying: ‘you contribute when you can.’ After the earthquake, we were able to say, ‘you contribute, even if you can’t.’”

- Gael García Bernal

Specific Goals

  1. Promote community and citizen leadership in reconstruction efforts
  2. Strengthen the social ties, cooperation, and solidarity in the affected communities
  3. Increase local abilities in strategic aspects for the response to earthquakes
  4. Incorporate prevention and resilience measures for future disasters
  5. Strengthen the abilities of new actors that are taking exemplary actions
  6. Strengthen the perspective of human rights in the reconstruction processes
  7. Make visible the experiences and learning in order to have an impact in national reconstruction efforts
  8. Strengthen the confidence in our own ability to come through as a civil society

Líneas de acción

Related

FAQ

HOW DID THE LEVANTEMOS MÉXICO FUND INITIATIVE ORIGINATE?

In the face of the devastation caused by the September 2017 earthquakes in Central and Southeast Mexico, Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna and Documental Ambulante, Org. decided to launch an international crowdfunding campaign to respond to the affected communities.

WHAT KIND OF GROUPS AND ORGANIZATION DO YOU SUPPORT?

Levantemos México supports NGOs and citizen groups currently working on the areas severely affected by the quakes, and which have successfully developed engaging, resilient and inclusive processes in the communities. For the selection, we opened a call for submissions, through which the interested organizations submitted their projects to either of the following categories: Community Leadership or New Social Actors.

WHAT IS THE GEOGRAPHICAL COVERAGE OF LEVANTEMOS MÉXICO?

The Levantemos México Fund supports groups and organizations, which develop their projects in Mexico City, Chiapas, State of Mexico, Puebla, and Oaxaca.

CAN I STILL DONATE TO LEVANTEMOS MÉXICO?

Yes, you can still make a donation to Levantemos México and support people affected by the quakes. To donate, go to https://www.paypal.me/DonationsAmbulante, or you may directly contact the groups and organizations supported by Levantemos México at http://brigada.mx.