A.J. MUSTE MEMORIAL INSTITUTE
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2007 NOVA Travel Fund Grant Roster

The Muste Institute’s NOVA Travel Fund helps grassroots activists from Latin American, Caribbean and indigenous North American organizations to participate in regional meetings. The deadlines are every two months, on the first day of February, April, June, August, October and December. Guidelines are in Spanish at http://ajmuste.org/novaintro.html .

In five cycles between March and December 2007, the NOVA Travel Fund made the following grants:

Agrupacion Recolectores Ecologicos Independientes La Serena
La Serena, Chile: $640 (August) and $1,400 (December)
In August, for Exequiel Estay Tapia and Romana Juárez, grassroots leaders of a self-organized group of recycling collectors, to participate in the First Forum and International Congress on Recycling Policy in Urban Areas held Sept. 27-29 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In December, for recycling collectors Marisol Huerta Rivera and Luis Humberto Flores Campos to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

A.P.S. - Atencion Primaria en Salud
Managua, Nicaragua: $300 (August)
For a delegation of grassroots health promoters from around Nicaragua to take part in the Doctors for Global Health 2007 General Assembly, “Community to Community: Collaborating for Healthy, Peaceful and Just Societies,” held Oct. 25-31, 2007, in San Salvador.

Asociación Las Aguilas del Tercer Sector de Villa El Salvador
Villa El Salvador, Lima, Peru: $500 (December)
For recycling collector César Delgado Carbajal to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Asociación de Campesinos para el Desarrollo Humano (CDH)
Cacaopera, Morazán, El Salvador: $200 (August)
For a delegation of grassroots health promoters to participate in the Doctors for Global Health 2007 General Assembly, “Community to Community: Collaborating for Healthy, Peaceful and Just Societies,” held Oct. 25-31, 2007, in San Salvador.

Asociación Casa de la Mujer de Bocana de Paiwas
Bocana de Paiwas, RAAS, Nicaragua: $1,000 (April)
For a delegation of 16 community members to travel by bus to the 4th Mesoamerican Meeting of the Latin American Network Against Dams and in Support of Rivers, their Communities and Water (Redlar), held July 19-22 in Chalatenango, El Salvador.

Asociación Centro de Estudios y Acción Social  Panameño
San Francisco, Panama: $800 (August)
For Bernardo Jiménez, an indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé activist with the Comité de Lucha de Cerro Pelado contra la Minería, a committee fighting a mining project in the Cerro Pelado community of Panama, to participate in the Meeting of Popular Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean, held Oct. 5-7 in Guararema, Sao Paulo state, Brazil.

Asociación Civil Hecho
Buenos Aires, Argentina: $1,200 (April)
For Patricia Merkin to participate in the 11th Conference of the International Network of Street Papers, held June 14-17 in Poznan, Poland.

Asociación CoCoSI-Comite Contra el SIDA
Cabañas, El Salvador: $200 (August)
For a delegation  grassroots health promoters to participate in the Doctors for Global Health 2007 General Assembly, “Community to Community: Collaborating for Healthy, Peaceful and Just Societies,” held Oct. 25-31, 2007, in San Salvador.

Asociación Crecer con Esperanza
Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina: $350 (August)
To take four at-risk young people from the association’s day center to the Youth for Cultural Diversity 4th Iberoamerican Festival of Short Images held Oct. 5-11, 2007, in Buenos Aires. The youths worked collectively to produce human rights short films aired at the festival.

Asociación de Mujeres Williches de Chiloe Rayen Kuyen
Comuna de Quellon, Chiloe, Chile: $800 (April)
For Miriam Luz Torres Millan of this indigenous women’s group to participate in the 4th Brazilian Congress on Social and Human Science in Health, held July 13-18, 2007, in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil.

Asociacion Nacional de Recicladores - A.N.R.
Bogotá, Colombia: $800 (December)
For six members of a regional association of recycling collectors from Colombia’s northern coast to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Asociación de Recicladores del Damero de Gamarra
La Victoria, Lima, Peru: $500 (December)
For Marisol Puma Rocca, president of the Damero de Gamarra association of recycling collectors, to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Asociación de Trabajadoras Despertando a un Nuevo Amanecer (ATDANA)
Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru: $1,000 (October)
For Gladys Gloria Campos Chirado and Sonia Otiniano de Sánchez, president and organizational secretary of ATDANA, respectively, to participate in the Summit for the Friendship and Integration of the Iberoamerican Peoples, held November 7-10, 2007, in Santiago, Chile.

Asociación de Tricicleros Unidos Región Callao - ATURCA
Callao, Peru: $500 (December)
For ATURCA president Walter Vidal Correa Mitman to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Associação Nacional dos Atingidos por Barragens
Brasilia, Brazil: $1,475 (June)
For Rogério Hohn of the Movement of Dam‑Affected People of Brazil to participate in the 4th Mesoamerican Meeting of the Latin American Network Against Dams in Defense of Rivers, Water and their Communities held July 19 to 22, 2007, in Chalatenango, El Salvador.

CEMOE, Colegio Ceferino Namuncurá
Junín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina: $400 (August)
For four indigenous Mapuche youths to participate in the Youth for Cultural Diversity 4th Iberoamerican Festival of Short Images held Oct. 5-11, 2007, in Buenos Aires, where short films they and their classmates made were aired.

Centro de Derechos Humanos “Juan Gerardi”
Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico: $1,500 (October)
For 45 community activists (30 women and 15 men) from the Torreón area to participate in the 18th National Meeting of Christian Base Communities to be held February 26 through March 1, 2008, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, México.

Centro Educativo, Ambiental y Cultural Lideres Sin Fronteras
Concepción, Chile: $780 (December)
For Salvador Valdivia, president of the Union of Recycling Collectors of Concepción, to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Centro Laboral de Acción y Desarrollo Social Recolectores de Peñalolén
Santiago, Chile: $500 (August) and $1,300 (December)
In August, for Juan Aravena Lara and Andrea Sepúlveda Zúñiga, grassroots leaders of a self-organized group of recycling collectors, to attend the First Forum and International Congress on Recycling Policy in Urban Areas held Sept. 27-29 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In December, for recycling collectors Juan Enrique Valenzuela Madariaga and Isolda del Transito Yañez Carrasco to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Centro de Mujeres Indígenas Aymaras “Candelaria”
Patacamaya, La Paz, Bolivia: $920 (June)
For Centro de Mujeres president Clotilde Marquez Cruz to participate in the “Women and the City” Seminar, July 18‑20, 2007, in Quito, Ecuador.

Chimbote Puerto Saludable
Chimbote, Ancash, Peru: $500 (December)
For activist and recycling collector María Mendoza Abad to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Comunidad Charrúa Basquadé Inchalá
Montevideo, Uruguay: $1,150 (March)
For Mónica Michelena Díaz to participate in the Third Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala, held March 26-30 in Guatemala.

Cooperativa Jolom Mayaetik
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico: $500 (April)
For Celerina Ruiz Nuñez of this cooperative of 350 indigenous Tzotzil and Tseltal women artisans, weavers and embroiderers to participate in the U.S. Social Forum, held June 27 to July 1 in Atlanta, Georgia.

Coordinadora de Mujeres Territoriales del Presupuesto Participativo de San Joaquin
Santiago, Chile: $600 (August)
For a delegation from this neighborhood women’s group to participate in an international seminar on the “Future of Participatory Democracy” held Oct. 25-27 in Porto Alegre, southern Brazil.

Ecuarunari
Quito, Ecuador: $1,036 (March)
For Antonio Llumitasig of the Indigenous and Campesino Movement of Cotopaxi, an affiliate of the Ecuarunari indigenous coalition, to participate in the Third Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala, held March 26-30 in Guatemala.

Federación Nacional de Mujeres con Discapacidad de Perú
Lima, Peru: $800 (October)
For Lucy Deifilia Muñante Valdez, vice president of FENAMUDIP, the Peruvian National Federation of Women with Disabilities, to participate in the First Regional Meeting of Women with Disabilities for the Strengthening and Establishment of Networks, held November 22-26, 2007, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

FEMUCARINAP
Lima, Peru: $1,500 (April)
For Lourdes Esther Huanca Atencio to participate in the International Course on the Current Policies of Labor Union Action, held April 30 through May 19, 2007, in Havana, Cuba. FEMUCARINAP is the National Federation of Peasant, Artisan, Indigenous, Native and Salaried Women of Peru.

Frente Petenero Contra Represas
Santa Elena, Petén, Guatemala: $1,200 (April)
For 40 people from dam-affected communities in Guatemala to travel together by land to the 4th Mesoamerican Meeting of the Latin American Network Against Dams and in Support of Rivers, their Communities and Water (Redlar), held July 19-22 in Chalatenango, El Salvador.

Frente Unido en Defensa del Ecosistema
Panama City, Panama: $550 (April)
For a group of Panamanian activists to travel to the 4th Mesoamerican Meeting of the Latin American Network Against Dams and in Support of Rivers, their Communities and Water (Redlar), held July 19-22 in Chalatenango, El Salvador.

Fuerza Emprendedora de Lima Norte
Comas, Lima, Peru: $500 (December)
For Esperanza Huanca Arce, president of Fuerza Emprendedora, a group of recycling collectors, to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Fundación Acción Comunitaria (FUNDACCO)
Managua, Nicaragua: $200 (August)
For a delegation of grassroots health promoters to participate in the Doctors for Global Health 2007 General Assembly, “Community to Community: Collaborating for Healthy, Peaceful and Just Societies,” held Oct. 25-31, 2007, in San Salvador.

Fundación PLURALES
Córdoba, Argentina: $1,500 (October)
For a group of 10 rural women from Córdoba province to participate in the Meeting of Women with a Gender Perspective of the Network of Small- and Medium-Scale Producers of the American Chaco region in December 2007 in Yacuiba, Gran Chaco, Tarija, Bolivia.

Kinal Antzetik
Mexico City, Mexico: $910 (June)
For Kinal Antzetik coordinator Nellys Palomo Sánchez to participate in the V Continental Encounter of Indigenous Women held July 9 to 12, 2007, in Kahnawake, Québec, Canada.

Movimiento Mexicano de Afectados por las Presas y en Defensa de los Ríos
San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico: $1,250 (April)
For 15 activists from throughout Mexico to travel together by land to the 4th Mesoamerican Meeting of the Latin American Network Against Dams and in Support of Rivers, their Communities and Water (Redlar), held July 19-22 in Chalatenango, El Salvador.

Movimiento de Mujeres Ciudadanas del Cono Norte
Lima, Peru: $900 (April)
For Yoconda Domitila Rodríguez Aguilar to participate in the 4th Hemispheric Meeting of Struggle Against Free Trade Treaties and for the Integration of Peoples, held May 3-5, 2007 in Havana, Cuba.

Organización de Desarrollo en Comunidades Indígenas Autónomas (ODDECIA)
Altamirano, Chiapas: $300 (August)
For a delegation of grassroots health promoters working out of the San Carlos Hospital to participate in the Doctors for Global Health 2007 General Assembly, “Community to Community: Collaborating for Healthy, Peaceful and Just Societies,” held Oct. 25-31, 2007, in San Salvador.

Organización Nacional Indígena de Colombia (ONIC)
Bogota, Colombia: $1,038 (March)
For Eliana Martínez, an indigenous representative from La Guajira in northern Colombia, to travel to the Third Continental Summit of Indigenous Peoples and Nationalities of Abya Yala, held March 26-30 in Guatemala.

Pañuelos en Rebeldía
Buenos Aires, Argentina: $600 (August)
For two members of this group’s Popular Education Team to participate in the Meeting of Popular Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean, held Oct. 5-7 in Guararema, Sao Paulo state, Brazil.

Parroquia de San Francisco Javier
Cerocahui, Chihuahua, Mexico: $1,400 (December)
For 46 activists from Chihuahua state to participate in the 18th National Meeting of Christian Base Communities to be held February 26 through March 1, 2008, in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico.

Pobladores, A.C.
Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico: $600 (April)
For Cristina Almazán Villalobos to attend the Second Regional Meeting for Latin America on “Building the Popular Urban University” held April 18-25, 2007, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Pobladores is a community-based group working on such issues as housing rights and popular education.

Secwepemc Nation Youth Movement
Neskonlith Indian Reserve, British Columbia, Canada: $1,200 (August)
For a group of indigenous youth and elders to travel to the Indigenous Intercontinental Conference for 2007 held Oct. 11-14, in the community of Vícam, in Yaqui Territory, in the northern Mexican state of Sonora.

Servicios Multiples de Residuos Sólidos de Pucallpa
Pucallpa, Peru.$500 (December)
For Mercy Luz Silvano Pangosa, a recycling collector and leader of an enterprise controlled by organized recycling collectors, to participate in the First World Congress of Waste Recyclers and Third Meeting of Latin American Recyclers to be held March 1‑4, 2008, in Bogotá, Colombia.

Signo, Centro Interdisciplinario
Montevideo, Uruguay: $800 (August)
For human rights activist Evarina Victoria Deulofeu Zamorano from Havana, Cuba, to participate in the 4th Latin American Forum on Memory and Identity held Oct. 25-28 in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Unión Verapacense de Organizaciones Campesinas
Santa Cruz, Alta Verapaz, Guatemala: $900 (August)
For Jorge Mario Sub, a popular educator from the Union of Campesino Organizations of Verapaz, to participate in the Meeting of Popular Educators of Latin America and the Caribbean, held Oct. 5-7 in Guararema, Sao Paulo state, Brazil.

March 2007*: 3 grants, $3,224
April 2007: 10 grants, $9,500
June 2007: 3 grants, $3,305
August 2007: 15 grants, $7,990
October 2007: 4 grants, $4,800
December 2007: 11 grants, $8,680

Total March-December 2007: 35 grants, $37,499

(*The NOVA Travel Fund’s first deadline was April 1, 2007. Some applications received in late February and early March were handled on an accelerated schedule in order to support participation in the continental indigenous summit in Guatemala in late March.)