Invitation from Martha “Pati” Ruiz Corzo: Help Revitalize Rural Entrepreneurship

6 December 2012

Dear friends:

We would like to invite you to join a fundraising campaign that we are embarking on to  become one of the organizations showcased in Global Giving, based in Washington D.C. and a leader in on-line fundraising. GlobalGiving has helped 5,852 projects, non-profits and social entrepreneurs grow their community of donors and volunteers to raise a total of $68,206,099.  Help Sierra Gorda join their ranks.

From November 26th to December 31st, Grupo Ecológico will be listed in the Global Giving Open Challenge to raise $ 5,000 USD within a month from a minimum of 40 donors. Your contribution is your choice; simply visit this link and make a donation.  Help us reach our goal and invite your networks of friends, colleagues and communities concerned about creating sustainable livelihoods in rural, high biodiversity to donate, too.

Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda (GESG)’s seeks to support various micro-enterprise partners in order to acquire the appropriate equipment and restoration of roadside installations. This first campaign will be supporting a microenterprise in Cuatro Palos, Pinal de Amoles, and after reaching our goal, we hope to raise seed funds for each one of 30 cooperatives owned and operated by local communities.  By supporting the community partners, we are creating a world tourism destination that is fair and sustainable.  The spectacular beauty that is the Sierra Gorda has an economic value and drives the Sierra’s local tourism stakeholders to reinforce sustainable criteria.

If we reach our goal, Global Giving will invite Sierra Gorda to fund more projects. To keep informed and participate actively join us on our social media channels listed below.

We hope that you might help us get access to this online fundraising platform by donating what you can and inviting your friends, too.  One by one, we are committed to a regional economy for conservation and for the Sierra Gorda to become a world class tourism destination.

An affectionate greeting from these beautiful mountains,

Martha “Pati” Ruiz Corzo.