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

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