Cadena was born 10 years ago, as a result of the hurricane Stan, which affected the state of Chiapas. Five friends from Mexico City wanted to not only send food via the Red Cross, but they wanted to go themselves, and give the food and products to the people that needed them the most. They decided to take the risk, and go to Chiapas. When they arrived, they saw that the most needed people did not always get what they needed. And these friends were able to distribute what we send from hand to hand. Still today, that is our driving force- to work with the most vulnerable communities without intermediaries. Cadena currently works with three areas: disaster prevention, education and resilience.

Faith Affiliation: Inspired by Jewish principles such as, Tikún olam. This can literally translate as “to repair the world.”

Key Facts: Cadena is currently expanding on an international level. They have an office in Guatemala, and various in the USA. They are about to open a couple of offices in Panama, Chile, Argentina, and Israel.With the help of various employees and volunteers, Cadena is able to aid 8 different countries.

Interview: View here for an interview with the director of Cadena, Tania Charabati.

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