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Who We Are

El Sueño Zapoteco A.C. / Bacaanda Foundation

We are a certified US and Mexican non-profit organization in continuous operation since 2008. Our geographic area of concentration is in the mountain and coastline communities of southern Oaxaca state. We have applied for Canadian non-profit status and hope to complete this process by late 2019. Our offices are located in Huatulco, Mexico and Concord, Massachusetts.

The word “Bacaanda” means “Dream” in the local Zapotec language.

Our dream is to make an impact by eliminating inequality. We believe the best way to do so is to invest in education.

What do we do?

We work WITH communities, not FOR communities. As a Foundation we take great care in engaging the community by teaming up with parents to gauge their kids’ educational needs and jointly develop a solution. Community members play an extensive role in the execution of each project, giving them a stake in the project’s long term success.

How do we do it?

- Through the help of our financial supporters
- Through donation boxes established in different spots in Huatulco, Oaxaca.
- With the help of young college graduates who need to fulfill community service requirements
- Through our internal resources
- Through the work of our dozens of volunteers
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The Foundation

The Foundation provides educational, health, work training, recreational and social development programs to hundreds of children from rural communities. These programs contribute to a better quality of life across populations of all ages.
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To help eliminate inequality by helping transform education in the mountain and coastline communities of southern Oaxaca state.


To make a meaningful impact in the well-being, development, and empowerment of marginalized communities.
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Britt Jarnryd

El Sueño Zapoteco Foundation

Susanne Jarnryd

Bacaanda Foundation

Erik Jarnryd

Bacaanda Foundation

Ana Laura Luna

El Sueño Zapoteco Foundation

Larry Woelfel

El Sueño Zapoteco Foundation

Felipe de J. Sánchez

El Sueño Zapoteco Foundation

Our Team

Armenia Hermida Lara
Outreach Director
Raymundo Ruíz López
Workshop Manager
Filadelfo Hernández Pedro
Community and Construction Coordinator
Cecilia Hernández Solís
Office Manager
Ana Elizabeth Melo
Project Manager
Delphine L. Kachadourian
Representantive in Mexico City
Pedro Reyes Luna
Construction Worker
Crescencio Reyes Luna
Construction Worker
José Arturo Escudero
Construction Worker
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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

Together we can!

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Each volunteer who helps the Foundation makes a huge difference in the well-being of the communities. Share your time and talent with us. Contact us to learn more.

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