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Our mission is to help eliminate inequality by helping transform education in the mountain and coastline communities of southern Oaxaca state.

Our Vision

To make a meaningful impact in the well-being, development, and empowerment of marginalized communities.

Who We Are

We are a certified US and Mexican non-profit organization in continuous operation since 2008. Our geographic area of concentration is in the mountain and coastline communities of southern Oaxaca state. Our offices are located in Huatulco, Mexico and Concord, Massachusetts.

The word “Bacaanda” means “Dream” in the local Zapotec language. Our dream is to make an impact by eliminating inequality. We believe the best way to do so is to invest in education.

What We Do

We work WITH communities, not FOR communities. As a Foundation we take great care in engaging the community by teaming up with parents to gauge their kids’ educational needs and jointly develop a solution. Community members play an extensive role in the execution of each project, giving them a stake in the project’s long term success.

How We Do It

  • Through the help of our financial supporters
  • Through donation boxes established in different spots in Huatulco, Oaxaca
  • With the help of young college graduates who need to fulfill community service requirements
  • Through our internal resources
  • Through the work of our dozens of volunteers

The Foundation

The Foundation provides educational, health, work training, recreational and social development programs to hundreds of children from rural communities. These programs contribute to a better quality of life across populations of all ages.

Together We Can!

Each volunteer who helps the Foundation makes a huge difference in the well-being of the communities. Share your time and talent with us. Contact us to learn more.











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MX (958) 581-0536
USA (978) 257-0378
Lote 25, Local 1,
Centro Comercial Punta Tangolunda,
Huatulco, Oaxaca, México. C.P. 70989

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