The Real Heroes of Mexico: Meet Pete Noll

 

Pete Noll, 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico (The Mexico Report); photo provided by Hope Bigda-Peyton.

Pete Noll, 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico (The Mexico Report); photo provided by Hope Bigda-Peyton.

The Mexico Report presents The 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico: Meet Pete Noll

Oaxaca, Oaxaca

Website: http://www.puentemexico.org/peterunspittsburgh2013.php

 “Pete Noll’s involvement in Latin American began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala from 1998-2000, from there he went on to work for NGOs in El Salvador, Honduras, and Mexico. Pete has lived in Oaxaca, Mexico, for ten years, and has been the leader of NGO Puente a la Salud Comunitaria (Bridge for Community Health), an organization dedicated to promoting food sovereignty in rural communities through the production, consumption, and commercialization of amaranth, for six years. I nominate Pete as a “Real Hero of Mexico” because he is an incredibly dedicated and visionary non-profit leader in Mexico. Pete truly believes in the importance of food sovereignty and local food systems in ensuring healthy and dignified lives for Oaxaca’s rural people. He has worked tirelessly towards this goal, leading Puente for six years and raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to support rural families (picture and website are from a current fundraising campaign he is leading for Puente’s 10th Anniversary). Thank you Pete for your dedication to creating opportunities for rural Mexican families! Nominated and photo provided by Hope Bigda-Peyton.

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