Projects

Baja Project catalyzes change in El Barril, Baja California, Mexico to empower its residents and improve its education, health, infrastructure and quality of life

Baja Project catalyzes change in El Barril, Baja California, Mexico to empower its residents and improve its education, health, infrastructure and quality of life

Baja Project’s goal is to supply each family with the cheapest form of energy possible, with the help of the Mexican government.

Baja Project consultants are discussing a plan to expand and improve the prior construction of the health clinic to incentivize doctors to come more often and possibly become permanent residents in what is called año social.

The scholarship program was initiated in 2008 to improve access to high school education (preparatoria) for Barrilenos. Each year, the Baja Project team solicits scholarship applications.

As of September 2010 the town’s three through six-year-olds have a place to go Monday thru Friday to learn how to draw, count and read.

The fishing cooperative represents the driving economic force in El Barril; the majority of male Barrilenos are fishermen and, thus, the majority of families depend on fishing activities as a principal source of income.

A community garden offers many potential merits in terms of education, health, society and economy for a community such as El Barril. The community expressed interest in this project over the past two years, during which the garden project has both flourished and lost momentum.

A group of townswomen has been making jewelry from abalone shell, which they are now selling for a profit. The women were trained in October 2008 by CONANP on how to design and create jewelry and key chains using tools provided to them.