Help Needed for Drought-Hit Tarahumara Indians

The Tarahumara Indians, also known as Raramuri, who make their homes nestled deep in the Copper Canyon, in the state of Chihuahua, Mexico, have been hard-hit by one of the most severe droughts they have seen in years.

The Tarahumaras are world-renowned for their long-distance running and for their ability to endure the unforgiving conditions of the Copper Canyon. This year’s drought, however, has caused food production in the region to drop to dangerously low levels and many Tarahumara men, women, and children are now facing starvation.

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To help combat this food crisis, One Heart World-Wide, a San Francisco based non-profit organization, is aiming to raise $20,000 to support the Tarahumara community during this critical moment.

One Heart World-Wide (OHW) currently works with the Tarahumara, implementing programs in maternal and child health. Because pregnant women, nursing mothers and infants are especially vulnerable to food-shortages, OHW immediately felt compelled to send aid.

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OHW is teaming up with FECHAC, a local partner in Mexico, who will be responsible for distributing aid to the affected families. For more information, or to donate online, visit http://oneheartworld-wide.org.

One Heart World-Wide (OHW) is a non-profit organization with over ten years of experience providing on-the-ground training in newborn and maternal health. It has current programs raising awareness on maternal health issues and teaching life-saving skills in Northwestern Nepal and the Sierra Tarahumara in Northwestern Mexico.

In the picture above: Women of the Copper Canyon

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