In 2012, PCI collaborated with TetraTech ARD and USAID to lead a community mapping initiative in Tijuana’s and Monterrey’s most violence-prone neighborhoods. This effort is part of a larger community mobilization effort that aims to reduce violence in Mexico’s most vulnerable cities.
In the wake of Mexico’s devastating floods in Tabasco and Chiapas in 2007, PCI didn’t simply provide temporary relief, but engaged local communities in livelihood recovery that resulted in sustainable incomes at levels higher than prior to the floods. For every dollar of investment, $4-12 dollars in earnings from improved agriculture, fisheries and livestock were produced.
Challenging Gender Norms:
Gender equity has been a cornerstone of PCI’s work in Mexico. One of PCI’s most influential projects effectively engaged four different audiences: physicians working in the public health system, community members from Tijuana’s most vulnerable communities, police officers, and prison inmates. The project reached over 300 men and led to the publication of the manual “Como Hacer un Hombre” or “How to Make a Man,” which was shared with hundreds of organizations working in the field.