It’s been more than a year since a group of ASEA volunteers embarked on a CHOICE Humanitarian expedition with the Advancing Life Foundation to help the people of La Concepción take important steps toward improving their community’s quality of life. Since that time, CHOICE Humanitarian has shared updates to highlight ongoing progress, facilitated in large part by contributions from the Advancing Life Foundation.
The progress report gives a detailed view into what the Advancing Life mission looks like in action, i.e., how an age-old cycle of poverty is broken. By assembling willing hands to construct resources according to community plans, the expedition pushed progress considerably closer to completion. What would have taken the hardworking Otomi people a year to build without assistance, volunteers helped them complete in five days!
As an example: Where generations before have relied on recurring daytrips to retrieve minimal water—and have necessarily limited their water usage to survival-level consumption—a community cistern changes that course for future generations. With this small update to resources comes an ability to produce, to plant, to provide, to push forward.