Chosen by: Tocho
Sian Ka'an Friends (Amigos de Sian Ka’an) has the mission to conserve the integrity and functionality of the Yucatan Peninsula's ecosystems.
They have a wide variety of programs and workshops with children, youth and adults around research, education, information and awareness on environmental issues.
Why did I choose them for the monthly donation?
One of the issues that caught my attention and for which I came to learn from them is that of access to safe drinking water, since in some communities in Mexico access to it continues to be a problem and not all of us have this vital liquid.
Sian Ka’an Friends teaches the Mayan communities of Quintana Roo to understand the risks of resorting to lagoons and cenotes to obtain water for their consumption, due to the contamination they receive as a result of domestic and tourist activities. It also helps them with the implementation of cisterns to collect rainwater; and they carry out environmental education and culture actions to promote proper water management, to contribute to the good health and well-being of the population.
Through their program «Give them a Healthy Future!», the organization works towards the goal of giving access to clean water to everyone.
Matrushka makes a monthly donation to a nonprofit organization. Each month, a different team member has the opportunity to decide who they want to donate to. This was one of those donations.