Our History

Fundación Ávila Cruz, AC, began in 2013 in the Municipality of the Heroic City of Tlaxiaco in the Mixtec region of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico, with the founding brothers César, Laura and Armando de Surnames Ávila Cruz.

Fundación Ávila Cruz AC, is founded with the brothers César, Laura and Armando with the last name Ávila Cruz and is established in the Municipality of the Heroic City of Tlaxiaco in the Mixteca region of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico.

Fundación Ávila Cruz AC arises in 2013 in response to the needs observed for years due to the lack of access to food and health services in children, women, the elderly and people with disabilities, who live in marginalized indigenous communities and / or in urban areas with a high and medium level of social backwardness in the Municipalities of the State of Oaxaca.

The first activities began in the Municipality of the Heroic City of Tlaxiaco, and progressively other Municipalities of the Mixtec region of the State of Oaxaca have been included, until collaborating with other regions of the State of Oaxaca.

Programs, empowerment, creation and training of capacities are promoted so that they are protagonists of their own change.

In 2017, Fundación Ávila Cruz AC in alliance with Fondo Unido México IAP supported the victims of the earthquake in the State of Oaxaca.

Fundación Ávila Cruz AC, work has been recognized and awarded numerous times in the Mixteca region by directors of Educational Institutions and by Municipal Authorities. At the national level we have received recognition by Fondo Unido México IAP.

FOUNDING PARTNERS

We understand that joint responsibility in the integral development of the human being is the essential value for the achievement of the common good and the defense of human dignity.

C.D. Laura Ávila Cruz
laura@fundacionavilacruz.org
L.C.P. Armando Ávila Cruz
armando@fundacionavilacruz.org
Lic. Cesar Ávila Cruz
cesar@fundacionavilacruz.org

Where Do We Meet?

In the Mixteca region there are the Municipalities with the lowest Human Development Index (HDI).

The State of Oaxaca has 3,967,889 inhabitants, women and 48% men with a very high degree of marginalization CONAPO 2015. Population speaking an indigenous language 1,205,886 of which 637,196 (52.8%) are women and 568,960 (47.2%) are men DIGEPO 2015. Population in poverty situation 2,714,700 people; in extreme poverty 951,800 people; with social deprivation 920,900 people and vulnerable by income 107,800 people CONEVAL 2018. In the Human Development Index the State of Oaxaca has the lowest with (0.681), national average (0.746), average for Latin America and the Caribbean (0.0739) and the World average (0.700) and very high (0.889).

The Oaxacan geography, one of the most rugged in the country, combines in an area of 93,793 square kilometers: mountains, plains, beaches, deep caves, canyons and canyons with 570 municipalities scattered throughout the orography of the State of Oaxaca, which makes it difficult to provide of the most basic services in terms of response times and quality of care.

The Entity is geographically divided into 8 regions: Cañada, Costa, Istmo, Mixteca, Papaloapan, Sierra Norte, Sierra Sur and Valles Centrales.

The Mixteca region covers an area of 15,671.08 km² and is subdivided into 155 Municipalities grouped into seven Districts: Silacoyoapan, Huajuapan, Coixtlahuaca, Juxtlahuaca, Teposcolula and Tlaxiaco. They are distributed in 2,291 rural localities.

The region represents the fifth population concentration in the State and constitutes 11.8% of its total population with 496,601 inhabitants and 122,932 dwellings. INEGI, Intercensal Survey 2015.

77.4% of the population lives in rural and dispersed localities with less than 2,500 inhabitants. 9% of the population between 3 and 14 years old does not attend school and 12% of the population between 6 and 14 years of age cannot read or write. 65.9% of the population considers itself indigenous, a figure higher than the state average of 61.7%. INEGI, Intercensal Survey 2015.

In the Mixteca region there are the Municipalities with the lowest Human Development Index (IDH).

About us?

Fundación Ávila Cruz AC, contributes to the reduction of extreme poverty in the indigenous communities of the State of Oaxaca.

Fundación Ávila Cruz AC, was founded in 2013 as an Organization of the Mexican Civil Society (CSO), secular, non-partisan and non-profit, it contributes to the reduction of extreme poverty in indigenous communities (individuals, families and peoples originating) from the State of Oaxaca.

Fundación Ávila Cruz AC, works transversally with the approaches of gender, human rights, education and interculturality.

Fundación Ávila Cruz AC, works with the approaches: Sustainable Development Goals (ODS), Based on Human Rights (EBDH) and Management for Development Results (GpRD).

Mission

Contribute to the reduction of extreme poverty in the indigenous communities of the State of Oaxaca by strengthening capacities, food security, health and culture that generate sustainable integral development to improve living conditions.

Vision

To be a factor in the reduction of extreme poverty with equal opportunities and inclusion with a perspective of human rights and integral community development.

Institucional Values

Human dignity

As an inherent value to each and every one of the people, which gives them the inalienable right to live in freedom and in suitable conditions to develop, as individuals and members of their community, in all dimensions of the human being.

Participation

Promoting the participation of subjects of rights in all activities or programs, as well as that of local authorities, whenever possible.

Cooperation

We work from the cooperation and co-responsibility of people to common interests, with volunteers, donors and organizations through networks and alliances.

Sustainability

Solutions to end hunger must be sustainable locally, socially, economically and environmentally.

Empowerment

Process of change focused and sustained to strengthen the capacities, confidence, vision and leadership of people towards self-sufficiency, and to organize the communities of their own development.

Innovation

We are constantly renewed and receptive to changes.

Solidarity

We understand that joint responsibility in the integral development of the human being is the essential value for the achievement of the common good and the defense of human dignity.

Our Principles

We support without any discrimination of race, sex, religion, philosophy or politics.

  • We act with universal ethics, impartiality, neutrality, independence and volunteerism.
  • We are committed to respecting the deontological principles of their formation and maintaining total independence from any political, economic or religious force.
  • We respect the culture and customs of the communities.
  • We support without any discrimination of race, sex, religion, philosophy or politics.

Strategic Objectives

  • Increase the development of capacities, access to food and health in indigenous communities living in extreme poverty in the State of Oaxaca.
  • Promote the culture of indigenous communities living in extreme poverty in the State of Oaxaca.

Governing Body

  • The assembly of associates is the supreme body of Fundación Ávila Cruz AC.
  • The administration of Fundación Ávila Cruz AC, is in charge of a Board of Directors.
  • The associate assembly is held every six months to evaluate and / or follow up on changes or adjustments to the Strategic Plan.
  • The regulations of Fundación Ávila Cruz AC, establishes the rules and procedures that will govern the activities as well as the responsibilities of the associates, collaborators and participants, complementing what is already established in its constitutive Act.

Board Of Directors

We understand that joint responsibility in the integral development of the human being is the essential value for the achievement of the common good and the defense of human dignity.

C.D. Laura Ávila Cruz

Presidenta

laura@fundacionavilacruz.org
Pedro Alejandro Ávila León

Secretario

pedro@fundacionavilacruz.org
L.C.P. Armando Ávila Cruz

Tesorero

armando@fundacionavilacruz.org

Team Of Collaborators

We work from the cooperation and co-responsibility of people to common interests, with volunteers, donors and organizations through networks and alliances.

Lic. Edgar Ávila Cruz

Director Ejecutivo/Representante Legal

edgar@fundacionavilacruz.org
Lic. Nancy Rodríguez Bautista

Directora de Programas

nancy@fundacionavilacruz.org
Ing. Felipa Velasco Morales

Directora Administrativa

felipa@fundacionavilacruz.org

Model Of Intervention

The intervention model is carried out based on conceptual approaches that in turn help us define the changes we seek to achieve together with the subjects of rights, through Management for Development Results (GpRD), the Human Rights-Based Approach (EBDH ), Logical Framework, Theory of Change and contributes to the achievement of the following Sustainable Development Goals 2030.

Theory of change

Results

Strategic Planning

The 2019-2023 Strategic Plan is the backbone of the work to be carried out in the next 5 years in the Mixtec region of the State of Oaxaca, Mexico. The founding partners, team of collaborators, community leaders, community committees and subjects of rights participated in the preparation of the Strategic Plan. During the process of the programs and actions, monitoring and evaluation will be carried out. In addition, the results are shared to make decisions, adjust, correct and improve.

Strategic Allies

Allies In Networks

Academics Allies

Transparency

Contáctanos

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