Improve family economic security of indigenous organic coffee producers in extreme poverty whose crops are impacted by orange rust fungus by supporting coordinated efforts to research the problem and by developing a loan model tailored to meet their needs
Improve maternal health in the Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico, by supporting the development of a regional network of traditional midwives and providing capacity-building opportunities and partnering stakeholders interested in supporting their work
Engage donors across Latino communities around the importance of improving access to educational, health and parent support services, by using a web-based platform to raise funds for U.S.-based Latino organizations
“We’re giving individuals the tools they need to get into a career and then we’re engaging them into the mainframe of the community,” said Roberto Torres, executive director of the Hispanic Center of Western Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Program Director Peggy Vander Meulen discusses racial equity programming with Project Coordinator Denise Evans (left) and Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (right) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Strong Beginnings Education Coordinator Bonita Agee (left) interacts with Keturah Bell and her son Elijah at a Strong Beginnings support group meeting for breastfeeding families in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
LINC UP’s Darel Ross attends the organization’s community food truck event in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The monthly event provides access to fresh foods for more than 250 disadvantaged families in the city.