Project Development

Amistad members who are active in the San Miguel community become aware of an NGO that responds effectively to our mission: to improve the lives of people in need through better health, education and social justice.

An Amistad volunteer undertakes discussions with representatives of this agency to identify areas of need and the potential for developing a practical project and the financing needed to support it.

This may lead to a proposal for a specific project, developed in consultation with the social agency concerned: a description of the project, a proposed budget and a plan for raising the necessary funds.

The proposed project and implementing agency are investigated by Amistad Canada’s Board of Directors.

If the project is approved, a formal Memorandum of Understanding, describing the steps involved in implementing and managing the project, is negotiated with the Mexican partner-agency.

An Amistad Project Chair works with the project Partner to assist fund-raising and reporting on the project.

Because we are an all-volunteer organization, a very high percentage of the funds donated to Amistad Canada will be spent directly on our charitable projects.