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Producimos historias que nos ayudan a cultivar la esperanza /
We produce stories that help us cultivate hope across Mexico
Producimos historias que nos ayudan a cultivar la esperanza / We produce stories that help us cultivate hope across Mexico
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Albora: Geografía de la Esperanza en México

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En Albora estamos convencidos de que tenemos en el país referencias importantes que pueden darnos pistas sobre cómo transitar hacia la paz. Sin embargo, muchos de estos esfuerzos carecen de visibilidad o del apoyo debido. El objetivo central del proyecto es identificar, estudiar y dar visibilidad a aquellas iniciativas que han logrado cambiar el curso de las cosas, resolviendo las causas que conducen a la violencia desde su raíz.  

At Albora, we strongly believe that we have important examples within Mexico to show us how we could move towards peace. However, many of these efforts lack visibility or adequate support. The central aim of the project is to identify, study and raise the visibility of initiatives that have managed to change the course of things, by addressing the underlying causes of violence experienced in the country.  

Asimismo, pensamos que es fundamental que restauremos la confianza entre nosotros y nosotras, y hacia organizaciones, comunidades y colectivos valiosos. De ahí que a lo largo de más de un año hemos desarrollado una metodología adecuada y conformado un extraordinario equipo, de forma que Albora pueda contribuir a la recuperación de la confianza en nuestro país.  

We are equally convinced that it is vital that we restore trust among ourselves, as well as towards valuable organizations, communities, and civil society groups. This is why, for over a year now, we have been devising an adequate methodology and putting together an extraordinary team, in order to enable Albora to contribute to the restoration of trust in our country.  

A principios de 2018 iniciamos con un piloto, documentando iniciativas transformadoras en la Sierra Norte de Oaxaca y en la Sierra Mixteca, y posteriormente en la Ciudad de México y en Chiapas. Próximamente daremos a conocer estas primeras historias en nuestra plataforma www.albora.mx.  

At the beginning of 2018, we set out with a pilot project, documenting transformative experiences in the Sierra Norte de Oaxaca and the Sierra Mixteca regions, and subsequently continued this work in Mexico City and Chiapas. We will be featuring these first stories very soon on our platform: www.albora.mx.  

Ya contamos con un grupo de personas asesoras altamente reconocidas que ayudan a identificar e investigar las iniciativas, con un calificado grupo creativo y de producción y, gracias a una reciente convocatoria, con más de 150 personas periodistas, fotógrafas, investigadoras, escritoras, ente otros, dispuestas a ir hasta el último rincón del país para documentarlas, y con ello poder contar las experiencias de transformación a un público más amplio.  

We already have a group of renowned advisers on board, who help to identify and research the initiatives, a qualified creative and production team and, thanks to a recent call for contributors, there are also over 150 journalists, photographers, researchers, and writers, among others, prepared to go to the furthest corners of the country in order to document them, and in turn able to share these transformative experiences with a wider audience.  

Para continuar haciendo esta labor necesitamos de tu apoyo para recaudar fondos, y alcanzar nuestra meta de $430,000 pesos. Una vez lograda la meta nos comprometemos a documentar experiencias y producir sus historias a un ritmo de 2 cada mes durante todo 2019. Estas 24 historias, además de su valor propio, nos permitirán evaluar el impacto que las mismas hayan tenido en la audiencia y en las organizaciones que destacamos, ya sea en el aumento de donaciones, de voluntariados, de prestación de servicios profesionales, de visitas, de mayor difusión, etc.  

To continue doing our work we need your support to raise funds and reach the goal of $430,000 pesos. By reaching this goal we commit ourselves to documenting experiences and producing their stories throughout 2019, at a pace of 2 per month. Apart from their own intrinsic value, these 24 stories will allow us to assess their impact on key stakeholders and organizations, be it in terms of an increase in donations, volunteering, provision of professional services, visits, wider dissemination, etc.  

Estimamos destinar los recursos de la siguiente forma: 10% para coordinación y desarrollo de Albora; 16% para investigación; 50% para documentación en campo; y 24% para tareas de producción y diseminación. Haremos un cierre a finales de 2019 e informaremos el uso de los recursos obtenidos.  

We expect to allocate resources as follows: 10% for coordination and development; 16% for research; 50% to document experiences on the field; and 24% for production and dissemination activities. We will close our accounts at the end of 2019 and will report on the use of all funds raised.  

Finalmente, a lo largo de 2019 y conforme acumulemos evidencias sobre el valor del proyecto, buscaremos otras formas de financiamiento para las etapas sucesivas. Esto pues, mientras que Albora estará siempre abierto a donaciones y contribuciones pro bono, nunca comercializará las historias ni tendrá anuncios en su plataforma.  

Finally, as 2019 progresses and we gather evidence about the project’s value, we will seek other forms of funding for the following stages. As such, while Albora will always be open to donations and pro bono contributions, it will never market the stories, nor will advertising be featured on its platform.  

Súmate a Albora y ayúdanos a hacer lo nuestro para restablecer la confianza en el prójimo y para cultivar la esperanza, en todas las regiones del país.  

Join Albora and help us do what we do best to restore trust in others, and to cultivate hope, throughout Mexico.

Risks and challenges

(In English below)

Tenemos plena confianza en las capacidades y nivel de compromiso de las personas integrantes del equipo de Albora, y en que, junto con docenas de personas colaboradoras cuidadosamente seleccionadas, lograremos el objetivo de producir al menos 24 historias de alta calidad e impacto en este primer año de materialización de los objetivos de Albora.

Sin embargo, el ciclo de producción, desde la identificación e investigación, pasando por el reporteo en campo, y hasta la edición final, es largo, y nos regiremos en todo momento por la calidad de lo que hacemos. De forma que es posible que en ocasiones no podamos cumplir con el ritmo de dos publicaciones mensuales. En su caso, lo buscaremos compensar en los meses siguientes.

Para mayor información sobre el equipo y sobre cómo colaborar, visita www.albora.mx.

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We have full confidence in the capabilities and level of commitment of Albora team members, and that - in unison with dozens of carefully selected collaborators - we will achieve the goal of producing at least 24 high quality and impactful stories in the course of Albora’s first year.

Nevertheless, production cycles can be lengthy, from identifying and researching an initiative, field reporting, through to final editing, and the quality of what we do will be our foremost concern at all times. This means that we may not always be able to meet the target frequency of two monthly publications. In such cases, we would seek to compensate for any shortfall over the following months.

For further information about the team and how to take part, please visit www.albora.mx.

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    Libreta Albora / Albora notebook

    Aparte de la mención y tarjeta de agradecimiento recibirás una libreta tipo Moleskine de Albora / In addition to the thank you card and mention you'll receive a beautiful Moleskine-style Albora notebook

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    Antología de Albora / Albora's anthology

    Recibirás este libro del cual serás patrocinador(a): una antología de historias de Albora, que incluirá textos y fotografía inéditos / You will receive this book for which you will become sponsor: an anthology of stories from Albora, which will include unpublished texts and photographs

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    Recibirás este libro del cual serás patrocinador(a): una antología de historias de Albora, que incluirá textos y fotografía inéditos / You will receive this book for which you will become sponsor: an anthology of stories from Albora, which will include unpublished texts and photographs

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