Union de Commuidades Indigenas de la Region del Istmo, R.I (UCIRI)

The ZS foundation made a grant of 15’000 CHF.

All products of UCIRI are Fairtrade certified ( Max Havelaar)

Union of Indigenous Communities of the Isthmus Region (UCIRI, its acronym in Spanish), composed of Zapotec, Mixe, Chontal and Chatino groups. This organization was born in 1983 in the isthmus of Tehuantepec’s mountain range in Mexico, as a response to the exploitation of intermediaries and local chieftains of our main product: coffee, as well as to the lack of opportunities for small producers and their communities.



Translating ideas into action

Best practices, tools, projects and practical initiatives inspired and/ or financially supported by the Zermatt Summit foundation.

The Zermatt Summit 2019 highlighted four companies that are pioneering cutting-edge projects in the area of sustainable energy and food production, and provided financial support to them through grants of CHF 25,000.
For the last 20 years, it has organized hundreds of concerts annually in hospitals, old-age care homes, institutions for the disabled, prisons and refugee camps.
The ZS foundation made a grant of 100’000 CHF.
The founder of Sparknews will ensure that the stories shared at the summit reach a larger audience and have the best impact.
The integration of older adults into social problems, through a non-formal and spontaneously transferable training process in Chile.

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