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


 “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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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

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