Study recognises the work of Haciendas del Mundo Maya in alleviating poverty in Yucatan



Pedro García with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus [Photo: Yucatan.com.mx]

Mexican WFTO member Haciendas del Mundo Maya Foundation was recognized in a study for its efforts in improving the poverty situation of the indigenous communities in Yucatan during the 2nd Global Social Business Summit’s Research Conference on Social Business 2014 in Mexico City in November. During the event, several organisations around the world were also recognized for their actions against poverty.

The conference addresses global progress and achievements on the fight against poverty through social enterprises and inclusive businesses. It is an initiative of Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and one of the world’s important forum for research and innovation to combat poverty.

In his paper, Pedro D. Gamboa García (M.A.) introduced the ‘innovative value chains in the green gold lands,’ describing the important work of Haciendas del Mundo Maya. He presented the social enterprise model with Mayan women developed by the organisation, and their achievements and contributions to development in high poverty rural areas through the successful integration of communities into new global value chains that allow these initiatives to boost development processes.

Haciendas del Mundo Maya has been working for over 12 years in Yucatan with community projects for social and economic revitalization of rural Mayan communities by generating regional development.

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