One nonprofit he consults with is FAMA, who has been shepharding a project in Rancho Graciano Sanchez, a small village located 2 hours south of Puerto Vallarta, that did not have a means of environmental or economical growth. They had land parcels where they built single room homes from scavenged materials.
FAMA is helping the families to become self-sustainable by teaching them to become organic farmers, which aligns with the FAMA mission of supporting efforts for economic self-sustainability and personal growth.
But the people of Rancho Graciano Sanchez have grit. In meetings with local municipal and Rotary leaders, it was the only community that always paid their taxes in full and on time. Later, when a hurricane destroyed initial construction, the residents, isolated, sick and homeless, persisted with their FAMA commitments.
As of September 24, 2020, Rancho Graciano Sanchez now has abundant clean water. Next FAMA hopes to build a school and provide electricity.
Please help our foundation continue to provide the best quality for Graciano Sanchez by visiting www.famafoundation.org
- Launch of We Heart Portland- restored Pearl District within 3 months
- Awarded as a beneficiary of The Big Taste /University Sunrise Rotary- $10K
- Graduated 1000 hours of community service volunteers through SMC
Andrea has been getting REGIONAL and NATIONAL ATTENTION as well!
National Exposure, in Forbes:
- In the Portland Examiner recently awarded her a neighborhood service plaque:
- In the Portland Tribune with Kevin Dahlgren,
In San Francisco - In collaboration with Michael Shellenberger, Author of San Fransicko, and former California Candidate for Govenor, coalescing a network of leaders from across north America.
In Seattle - Private meetings, civic engagement and public panels with Dow Constatine, various city leaders, and civic organizations such as Rotary, Chambers, and Faith Based groups.
Are there ideas here for the greater Lake City area?
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Darya is well suited for this mission. She has been Public Policy Director at Disability Rights Washington, a private, non-profit, homelessness, behavioral health, and the criminal legal system, as well as a lifelong resident of the 46th Legislative District, whose boundaries have just changed to 45th street north to 145th street, west to the Aurora corridor, and east to Lake Washington.
If you live in this district, learn more about her at www.DaryaForHouse.com.