Real Heroes of Mexico: Meet Jose Carlos Leon Vargas and Aurelia Annino of Oaxaca

Showcasing a hero-a-day from The Mexico Report’s 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico:

Jose Carlos Leon Vargas and Aurelia Annino

Jose Carlos Leon Vargas and Aurelia Annino, The Mexico Report’s 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico; Photo by Sikanda

Website: http://www.si-kanda.org

“Jose Carlos and Aurelia started Sikanda in 2009 and have been working 24/7 to transform the lives of the city’s trash pickers, building eco houses, capacitating them in worm composting and improving sanitation. Beyond this, they are now also changing the way the city transforms their waste, with the worm composting center, transforming organic waste into compost. Their ideas are thorough, sustainable and life changing.”  Jose Carlos Leon Vargas and Aurelia Annino were nominated by Susannah Rigg.

See all of the 2013 Real Heroes of Mexico here. 

The Real Heroes of Mexico Books from The Mexico Report

The Real Heroes of Mexico Books from The Mexico Report

Susie Albin-Najera

Susie Albin-Najera is the creator and editor of The Mexico Report, an award winning travel blog showcasing news, deals and resources for the modern traveler. Najera is a writer, author, travel blogger, marketing and public relations specialist and producer. Najera serves on the host committee for Maestro Cares, founded by singer Marc Anthony and producer Henry Cardenas; and on the advisory board for Corazon de Vida, providing aid to children in Mexico. She is also the creator of ‘The Real Heroes of Mexico’ showcasing community heroes in Mexico and producer of Latino Thought Makers. Najera has been recognized by the Mexican Consulate and Mexico Tourism Board for fostering positive relations between countries and her dedication to showcasing Mexico as a premiere destination. She can be reached at info@themexicoreport.com


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