Helping people in disadvantage take power over their own life, connecting them with empathy and inner strength by the action of helping others.
GENDER EQUALITY WS
This workshop was designed as an educational tool to help diminish the high levels of gender violence that citizens of Mexico live every day.
BOOK WITH CAUSE
We reunited the talents of a writer, an illustrator and a couple of editors to give life to this unique story and make its existance philantropic.
We contribute with people and groups to build a more sustainable Mexico (ecologically, economically, culturally and socially) and multiply their social impact.
Juan Carlos Guzmán
Their commitment with the different social causes are an example to all. With innovative ideas that reach elders and children in vulnerable situations as well as the environment, they make Kintsugi an organization to watch very closely. Congratulations!
TS Sagrario Casales
It's very nice to see how the elders await excitedly for the girls' visit and then hear the girls share with their housemates the anecdotes they heard. Something that has stuck with them is the patience and perseverance with which the elders care for the orchard and their way of seeing life.
13 year old girl
I want to share with you that this has been the best day of my life; when I'm older I want to have a mansion for grandparents.
I recommend the workshop: De Género en General (sic) because it's informative, formative, precise and clear.
We dreamt about an urban orchard; it has brought a new, attractive and beneficial activity for our elders.
This non-profit's performance and the professionalism is top-notch. The team has helped us greatly with strategic planning.
The projects we do together with OLAKAC fill us with joy and pride; we're building a beautiful long-term relationship that shares the vision to contribute positively to the world.
We've worked very well with the Book with Cause project; both the children and the staff love the story.
Organización de Líderes Altruistas Kintsugi became a non-profit association with no political or religious affiliation in 2015 in Mexico City, with the intention of adding to the collective and individual efforts of others that dedicate their time, resources and efforts to build a sustainable living condition in Mexico environmentally, economically, culturally and socially.
Our non-profit supports altruistic organizations or people that support social projects that benefit preferably minors, women, elders and non-human living beings (plants, animals, water), as well as develop our own projects.
We have two projects:
- “Of Gender in General” Interactive Workshop: Benefits mainly women and other victims of gender violence.
- Germinating Ties Between Associations: Benefits children and elders that live or spend most of their time at foster homes by reuniting them around the care of an urban orchard.
Also, we exchange help with other non-profits to potentiate projects that help create a more sustainable city and country.
Being a non-profit means that we support ourselves and our projects with the help of donations and the sale of our “for cause” products” like the “Of Gender in General” Workshop, our t-shirts and coffee mugs.
Purchase a Gender Workshop and recommend it so that more companies buy it as a standard personnel training in benefit of equity among employees, or buy our t-shirts and mugs, or donate material for the orchard, or donate your time and knowledge to help promote these and other causes that built a sustainable reality. You’ll soon be able to sponsor an orchard in another home for the elderly and name it after a loved one.
We are still in the process of achieving this with the corresponding government offices, hoping we will be able to do so in 2018.
Liaisons, professional and technical link-ups, publicity, workshops, personalized assessment, inclusion in our donor and volunteer network, promotion and co-creation of products and projects with cause and publication of results.
Have a project in its initial or progressive phase which preferably benefits minors, women, elders or non-human living beings (plants, animals, water); be supported by people, organized groups or non-profits established in Mexico; proof of career or life path of altruistic and/or social work in Mexico; have a transparent and auditable process.
If you think your project matches our goals, contact us to know more about it and evaluate the best way to support and help you.
Please write us an email to get in touch and evaluate the best way to support and help you.
Indeed, and after you complete it we will issue the corresponding letter of attendance.
We currently have agreements with the following colleges in Mexico City:
- UAM Cuajimalpa
You can be a local or foreign volunteer directly with us and/or we can channel you with the non-profits that we work with, depending on the existing projects. Write us a note! We do reserve the right to select our volunteers, thank you for understanding.
Yes and we can help you! Please contact us!
“Kintsugi” or “Kintsukuroi” is a word in Japanese that means “to repair with gold” or “golden repair”. It’s “the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum, a method similar to the maki-e technique. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.” (Source: Wikipedia 2017). It’s part of a philosophy that states that breaks and repairs are part of the history of an object and must be shown instead of hidden, stand out and do so to enhance the beauty of the object, manifesting its transformation and history. We apply this philosophy to our work: as organized altruistic leaders, we can be agents of change in Mexico and help to “repair” with our daily efforts some of the “breaks” of our country, thus beautifying it and making it a more sustainable place to live a happy life.