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Britt Jarnryd

Fundación El Sueño Zapoteco

Britt Jarnryd

The president of the Bacaanda Foundation’s Mexican arm, El Sueño Zapoteco, Britt was born and educated in Sweden and studied languages and linguistics at the University of Gothenburg. Britt moved to Mexico City as a young adult, where she had a successful import-export business and raised her two children before moving to Huatulco in 2004. An original founder of the Foundation, Britt is an avid painter.

Susanne Jarnryd

Bacaanda Foundation

Susanne Jarnryd

Susanne is a former teacher who serves as the US president of the Bacaanda Foundation. She has a BA from Bates College and an Ed.M. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has served in the leadership of the Open Table food pantry of Concord, MA and the Concord Recreation Commission. One of the original founders of the Bacaanda Foundation, Susanne is passionate about international travel, family, and education causes. She lives in Concord MA with her husband Erik, three children and Daisy, their golden retriever.

Erik Jarnryd

Bacaanda Foundation

Erik Jarnryd

Erik is a real estate developer in the Boston area and the foundation’s Treasurer. After receiving a BA from Bates College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School Erik traveled the world as an international consultant with Mercer Management Consulting, specializing in Latin American business. Erik left consulting to become the President and CEO of Harvey Building Products, where he remained for 18 years. Erik is a dedicated soccer fan and player. He’s a Trustee at Bates College, Treasurer of Fields of CC fields, and one of the three original board members of the Bacaanda Foundation.

Ana Laura Luna

Fundación El Sueño Zapoteco

Ana Laura Luna

The newest member of our board, Ana has been involved in many health and education causes in Huatulco and in her home state of Puebla. In her professional life she works in the building and design business. We’re happy to have her aboard!

Larry Woelfel

Fundación El Sueño Zapoteco

Larry Woelfel

Our building guru, Larry has had a wide-ranging career including work as a home remodeler, wine maker at Hook and Ladder Winery, financial consultant with Amex and solar system marketer and installer. Larry holds a BA in biology with an emphasis on environmental and behavioral science. He lives in Huatulco for a large part of the year with his wife Doreen, an active Bacaanda volunteer.

Jamie McIntyre

Fundación El Sueño Zapoteco

Jamie McIntyre

Who We Are

El Sueño Zapoteco A.C. / Bacaanda Foundation

We are a civil organization, an authorized donor, with more than 15 years of continuous work. Our areas of influence are the municipalities of the Sierra Sur and the Coast, in the State of Oaxaca. Operating since 2008 in Mexico as a non-profit Civil Association, in the United States and Canada as a foundation. Our headquarters are located in Bahias de Huatulco Oaxaca, Mexico and in Concord, USA.

The meaning of Bacaanda is: «Dream» in Zapotec.

Our dream is to make a difference by decreasing inequality in the countryside; for this we are committed to education as we believe it is the right way to create a better world.

Our Team

The Foundation

Our main focus is on the use of technology to improve the math and Spanish learning of children in rural schools. We seek to reduce the digital divide in more than 60 schools, directly benefiting more than 1,000 students each year. In support of this goal, we also carry out construction projects in situations where the educational environment requires improvements to school infrastructure.

We collaborate closely with each community, working to help them determine their deepest areas of need and devise achievable, practical solutions.

How do we do it?

We work in partnership with municipal authorities, parents and donors who support us. We understand that these collaborations require constant communication and a common focus on the needs of the students. We know that the installation of technological resources means nothing without the support of our team of trainers, who are our ears and eyes in the schools.

We work with communities, not for them.


– Contribute to improve the educational level
– Build and/or remodel school classrooms
– Provide school materials and furniture
– Bring Internet to more than 60 schools


Solidarity – To be part of a change that eradicates inequality and raises the standard of living.

Commitment – To comply by carrying out the projects to which we have committed ourselves.

Excellence – To carry out our projects with total respect and professionalism towards people and their customs, without ever getting involved in political, religious or cultural issues.

Involvement – We solicit and value the participation of the community in the development of the projects – Without their approval, enthusiasm and volunteer work, our projects would not be carried out.

Transparency – We base our work on honesty, with full access to information to our collaborators and donors and to the tax authorities.

Collaborations – We believe, thanks to our experience, in teamwork with individuals and institutions joining efforts to obtain the desired results and above all to join the communities in their desire for progress.

Legal Documentation

As part of our transparency we make available our official documentation of public domain.

Articles of Incorporation El Sueño Zapoteco Foundation A.C.

Carátula Acta Constitutiva Fundación El Sueño Zapoteco AC

Authorized Donor Foundation El Sueño Zapoteco AC

Donataria autorizada Fundación El Sueño Zapoteco AC

RFC El Sueño Zapoteco Foundation AC

RFC Fundación El Sueño Zapoteco AC

Official Journal of the Federation El Sueño Zapoteco AC

Diario Oficial de la Federación El Sueño Zapoteco AC


To help eliminate inequality by helping transform education in the mountain and coastline communities of southern Oaxaca state.


To be recognized as an organization of integrity, professionalism and transparency, achieving an impact with our actions in the welfare, development, empowerment and educational performance of communities in marginalized areas.

The Dream Festival

An annual event organized with great success by a group of national and international volunteers in collaboration with Fundación El Sueño Zapoteco A.C. / Bacaanda Foundation. Since its inception in 2016, this festival has become a highly anticipated event that takes place every year in January in Huatulco.

The Dream Festival is a space dedicated to raise funds in support of our various charitable causes and to disseminate information about the activities we carry out. With excellent planning and the generous support of our volunteers, friends, sponsors, donors and attendees this festival provides an opportunity to have fun for a good cause and help the most vulnerable in our society.

Throughout the afternoon, attendees can participate in various activities, enjoy delicious food and drinks, games and musical performances. The festive atmosphere and the joy of giving back to the community make the El Sueño Festival an event not to be missed.

We invite you to join us at the upcoming 2024 Festival, where you can make a difference in the lives of those in need while having a great time with friends and family. Mark your calendar and don’t miss this incredible event.

Huatulco Airport

We are pleased to share that we have the support and authorization from the management team of the Huatulco Bays Airport to install piggy banks on site. These piggy banks will allow us to raise funds for our cause and continue our efforts to support the local community.

We are very grateful for this opportunity to collaborate with the airport and have their support in our mission to have a positive impact on the lives of the most students in the rural CONAFE schools. With this initiative, we hope to expand our reach and involve more people who share our passion for giving back.

We invite all travelers passing through the Bahias de Huatulco Airport to consider making a donation to our cause through one of our piggy banks. Every contribution, no matter how small, can make a significant difference in the lives of those we support.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to continuing to work together to create a better future for our community.

Our Partners


Municipality Santa María Huatulco
DIF Huatulco
FONATUR Huatulco
Cruz Roja Huatulco
Club Rotario Huatulco
Pepsico Group
Coca Cola Group
Súper Soriana Híper Huatulco
Súper Chedraui Huatulco
Huatulco International Airport
Hotel Princes Mayev
Hotel Las Brisas Huatulco
Hotel Holiday Inn Huatulco
Hotel Quinta Real Huatulco
Hotel Dreams Huatulco
Hotel Camino Real Huatulco
Hotel Marina Park
Hotel Castillo Huatulco
Hotel Binniguenda Huatulco
Hotel Secrets Huatulco
Hotel Villablanca
Hotel Monteflor


Café Casa Mayor
Pizzería Gato negro
Restaurant Bar-Café El Charro
Sabor a mi
Taquería el Padrino
West Park Café


Agua Vital
Abarrotes Santa Cruz
Balneario Arroyo González
Boutique Rojo Arena
Carnicería 3 Hermanos
Carnicería Papaloapan
Casa Reyes
Cemento Cruz azul
Choreographer Rosalba Jiménez
The Suite Night Club
Eco spa
Ferretería Casa Pepe
Foto Conejos
Rumba Buena Huatulco Dance Club
Bacaanda Music Group
Hagía Shophia
Jewelry María Bonita
Jewelry La Tehuana
La Probadita
Tablecloths Store Escobar
Notary Núm. 115
Lic. Enrique López Salinas
San Alejandro Bakery
Pollo San Gerardo
Plaza El Rosario
Serigrafía Steta
Nautical Tourism–Cruise ships
Ultramarinos Costa Sur
Verdulería Hermanos Lucas
Yamaha Huatulco
Shoe shop Dimoni
Shoe shop Quetzaly


Embassy of Sweden in Mexico
Soriana Foundation
Simi Foundation


Punta Arrocito
Sueño del Mar


Irma Steta
Dr. Jorge Blanco
Dra. Roxana Alducin
Dra. Griselda Castellanos
Dr. Francisco Bartolo
Expresident Jaime Martínez
Expresident Darío Pacheco Venegas
President Celso Filadelfo Ramírez
Lic. José Luis Gómez
Manuel Gámez
Zugeith Mendoza
Kino Healy
Choreographer Rosalba Jiménez

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MX (958) 581-0536


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To help alleviate the extreme poverty of the southern Oaxaca region by creating infrastructure, introducing information technology, providing educational supplies, and fostering healthy communities and employment opportunities.

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Ricardo Yáñez, Mexico

Thanks so MUCH!