What do we want to do?

♥ We want to strengthen the capacities of people, organizations and communities to exercise their rights, particulary in the state of Oaxaca, for the wellbeing of all members of the community.

♥ We want those who share a part of their lives with us, to experience the effects of the sessions, workshops, seminars, meetings and events that we organize. We want the experiences to transcend across communities and inspire more secure, committed,  autonomous, healthy, proactive, assertive, and joyful environments.

♥ We want to support our communities by proving the time and space for them to express themselves, as well as build intergenerational and intercultural networks that advocate for the common good. We also want their initiatives to gain the recognition and support of the local authorities and media.

In three years we have been practicing permaculture and the co-creation of the Common Good in our own space that includes basic services and offers such as reference material, means of communication, audiovisuals, ecotechnology, space to rescue native seeds and installations to make exchanges, accommodations, apprenticeships and further education, more accessible. Our center is called “paths to the common Good” and there we see ourselves healthier, more coherent, calmer, clearer, satisfied and safe.


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Our Story

In 1998 a group of people with a passion for social activism decided to create an organization that promoted collectivity and self-financing. In 1999, Initiatives for the Development of an Alternative and Solidarity Economy was legally constituted. For three years IDEAS Comunitarias was promoting the formation of Community Financial Organisms (OFC) in the state of Mexico and marginalized areas of Mexico City, through its own methodology for the promotion of popular finance.

Shortly thereafter, we collaborated with rural and urban youth within community spaces in the state of Oaxaca, highlighting the importance of intercultural relations.

Since 2007 to date, we support youth collectives in the Sierra Norte, Sierra Sur, Istmo and Central Valleys in both their projects, and their productive and cultural influence, promoting sustainable relationships between people and their environment. Through collaboration and micro-financing with seed funds, we improve income and quality of life for members of these collectives, as well as relationships with family and community. Since 2016, we’ve fought against violence toward women and advocated for gender equality in the workplace through community governance among different people of the state of Oaxaca.

We build the Common Good together, to be happy!

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