Undocumented Indigenous Fund Update (May 2020)

This week has been one of our busiest, we were able to put 38,800 dollars into the hand of 97 Indigenous undocumented families.

We  acknowledge that none of this work would be possible without the assistance of community members who helped outreach to households, provided support throughout the application process, and drove recipients to pick up their funds. CIELO is only as strong as its roots, our roots are the  communities we come from, and we are glad to share their strength in this time of crisis. How these community members, often having been affected by the economic impacts of the COVID19 pandemic themselves,

Thank you, to all the community members who have served as liaisons between CIELO and their communities. The indigenous communities in Los Angeles is vast and some communities are large and are found in various part of Los Angeles, so we would like to thank them for their dedication and hard work. We would like to say thank you to:


Hermelida and Fernando

Members of the Tamazalupan, Mixe Community.

They outreached to and collected missing information from applicants of the Mixe community


Juan

Member of the Quiche community from Totonicapan

He has been an important liaison and advocate for the Quiche community during the pandemic.


Margarito

President of the San Cristobal Lachiroag hometown association, a Zapotec community

As president of his hometown association he has been an important liaison to his community.


Wendy

Member of the Quiche community from Totonicapán.

She helped reach out to many Quiche women.


Isai

Member of the Zapotec community from Villa Hidalgo Yalalag

He outreached to many community members, helped them fill out applications and drove people to pick up their funds.


Leo

Member of the Zapotec community from Santa Maria Temaxcalapa

He helped outreach to many of his community members and various indigenous people who were impacted by the industry wide layoffs in the restaurant industry.


Juliana

Member of the Zapotec community from San Francisco Yatee

She was a key contact person in reaching her community members.


Estela

Member of the Zapotec community from Santo Domingo Albarradas

She was a key contact person in reaching out to members of communities from the Zapotec Valley of Oaxaca.


Adan

Member of  the Zapotec community from Jialtianguis

He helped reach out to member of his community and from another town, Macailtiangis.


Alfredo

Member of the Zapotec community from Loxicha

He outreached to communities from the Sierra Sur of Oaxaca, and advocated for his community.


Uriel

Member of the Chinantec community from Chinantla

He helped outreach to his community members


Miriam

Member of the Zapotec community from Antequera Villa de Zaachila

She helped outreach to the families in her dance troupe Antequera.


Luis

Member of the Zapotec community from Villa Hidalgo Yalalag

He used his position in the dance group, Danza Zapoteca, to reach out to members of his dance troop and community.


Jeremias

Member of the Zapotec community from Solaga and local business owner

He helped reach out to his community members, and provided support by following up with applicants.


We aim to create visibility of indigenous community leaders and demonstrate how grateful we are to stand with them during these trying times. The list of key community members is vast, but we would like to acknowledge their contribution and make visible their labor and solidarity.

In solidarity,

Janet M.

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