Copper Canyon Adventure

Date:
March 23 – April 1, 2013

Trip Leaders:
Arlene Same, President & Founder One Heart World-Wide
Marsilio Gabuardi (Mexico Program Administrator)

Travel to the Copper Canyon during Easter and experience the celebrations to welcome a new agricultural season hosted by the Tarahumara indigenous people. Here you will be able to see one of the most important celebrations of each year, during which the Tarahumara paint themselves in white, in representation of the Pharisees. These dances symbolize the struggles that the indigenous people faced during the arrival of conquistadors and the syncretism of their religious beliefs and the Christian beliefs of the Spaniards.

The Copper Canyon (Barranca Del Cobre) is one of several canyons in the Sierra Madre. It is 1,500 feet deeper and five times the area of the Grand Canyon. It is a beautiful terrain with incredible vistas and untouched rural beauty. It is an extremely remote area with very few paved roads.

The Tarahumaras (or Rarámuri as they call themselves) are renowned for their long-distance running ability, and live in the most remote, rural areas of the Canyon. Most of them have very limited access to healthcare and as a result, many mothers deliver at home without a skilled birth attendant. Since 2009, One Heart World-Wide has been working with the local Tarahumara communities to improve access to care for pregnant women and to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in the Copper Canyon.

One Heart World-Wide works with the Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyon to reduce the typically high rates maternal and neonatal mortality. This is a once in a lifetime experience where you will discover a fascinating culture and understand the amazing challenges that the Tarahumara face on a daily basis. You will also be able to meet our local team and see firsthand how One Heart World-Wide works with the local communities to help the mothers and infants in need. You will have the opportunity to visit Urique and meet some of the community members and local OHW volunteers.

OHW is a 501©3 organization committed to saving the lives of mothers and infants in some of the most remote areas of the world. Current program sites are located in Mexico and Nepal.

Trip cost:
$2,500

For reservations:
Call Marsilio Gabuardi
Office: 415 379 4762
Cell: 510 816 3692

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