The Borderlands fund, program and partners directly serve migrants and deportees in Tijuana with assistance to become self-sufficient.
El Puente: This is a new shelter that currently houses 12 migrants. More construction is needed to meet full capacity including bathrooms. Borderlands donations provide food, utilities, water and other operational support.
El Camino: This shelter currently serves 25 migrants and some are families. Borderlands provides limited support as needed.
Trauma Attention Tallares/Workshop
Encrucijadas – Cross Roads for Group Art Therapy: Shelter workers are taught how to offer art as trauma therapy to migrants and deportees.
Groundsville Community: Occupational therapy and creating sellable art. Education to produce sellable sustainable products
This program brings together three shelters and the El Otro Lado offices for three weeks and four workshops for 30 people to be trained in massage therapy, food fermentation, solid shampoo and painting. The program has been successfully executed prior to Covid and will be an ongoing part of the Borderlands outreach. Budget: 30 people = $1500.00
Future Projects and Dreams
Promotion of micro businesses: Putting Manos Migrantes Workshops into practice. Capital or start-up funds are needed for the people that went through the above Workshops to get started in their businesses. Budget goal: $500 – 1000 per person for micro-business grants post-Covid.
We are also dreaming of a warehouse space for our job skills trainings, plastics recycling program and as a micro-business incubator.
If you prefer to donate via check, you can mail it to:
255 20th Street
San Diego CA 92102.