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My job as the Alliance representative is to orchestrate the funding of Altruistic Businesses,
who have Business Plans which will positively benefit the people and community.
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Listed below are several suggested local business needs
There are so many more
It’s staggering what Cabo San Lucas DOESN’T have. There are no recreational facilities: no soccer field, no public swimming pool, no bowling alley, no public tennis or basketball courts, no badminton, no archery, no Aikido studios, and no bike trails. There are no public fountains for children to play in, or community gardens, no museums, no cultural or senior art centers. You cannot buy silver coins, guns or even crystals in Cabo. There are no HOLISTIC HEALTH CLINICS. There are four chiropractors and one acupuncturist. No crystal healers or sound therapists or cutting-edge frequency healing machines. No sauna or hot tubs to rent. No Shaman to meet. One Irish Pub, One Indian restaurant, no Armenian or Hawaiian food. There’s a need for more self-storage units, more car wash centers, a better mail system, paved roads, and an affordable expat senior assisted living center. After 2 1/2 years here I’ve realized that I live in the land of Benefactor funded business opportunity.
We’ll fund many new businesses in
Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo, La Paz, and Todos Santos
As banks become obsolete, we will fund Redemption Centers in Los Cabos and San Jose del Cabo. Funding will be used to buy and renovate two in-town buildings, most likely closed banks and pay for the new banking Center staff. They would need to be bilingual, possibly ex-bankers, to help the local people create abundance. Possible funding cost = $2 MILLION
LOS CABOS FREE CLINICS
There would be funding to open free health clinics in the cities of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz. To purchase three buildings and pay for the equipment. The staff would need to set up programs which will insure their on-going wages and prosperity.
LOS CABOS GARDEN RESTAURANT
This funding would be for a restauranteur wishing to open a Natural Foods Restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, in or near the first hotel; Funding up to $2 MILLION.
LOS CABOS FILTERED WATER COMPANY
For drinking water, the people here need to fill five gallon jugs of Ciel Water, a monopoly of Coca Cola. As a better alternative, we would fund a new business enterprise. The beneficiary would purchase three large water trucks for Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz. Each truck would have a route with six one-hour location stops, seven days a week. Two hours each day for travel time and lunch. On schedule the three trucks would stop at 126 locations per week, repeated every week. If anything were to happen to the Coca Cola company, the people of southern Baja would have no access to good water, and would need to drink fluoride tap water. Terrible for health. Establishing and operating this healthier water supply business could very well prevent a huge catastrophe of no good drinking water.
I estimate the cost of purchasing three new trucks at $200,000. The drivers salary average would be $60,000 x 3 drivers = $180,000. Estimated wages for 10 years + plus administration and insurance = $2.5 million. Water filters, five gallon jugs and gas for 10 years = $300,000. Total funded investment = $3 MILLION.
LOS CABOS COMMUNITY GARDENS
This funding proposal would be fashioned after the Dacha Gardens in Russia. (see below) The most idea situation would be to fund the purchase of 6 half acre plots in each of the cities of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and La Paz. Two in Todos Santos = 9 acres in total. Land cost would be around $500,000 total. Each garden 1/2 acre plot would be 120 feet by 240 feet, divided into around 50 garden plots. Building out each lot, the garden beds, screening, simple office structure, toilets, sewage, water, fencing, soul, tool sheds, etc. would cost around $50,000 each = $1million. It would be free gardening areas for the local people. The 20 half-acres would also be the site of 20 water truck stops.
Like the low-cost of water, the business owner would charge very little for the garden plots = $10 a month, which could easily be returned in farmer market sales. 300 garden plots x $10/month = $3,000/mo x 12 months = $36,000/yr which could be the base salary for the gardening sites supervisor, who would be given incentives to double that salary. = $2 MILLION
Russian Dacha family garden plots
Russia has an amazing model for urban agriculture, obtaining over 50% agricultural products from family garden plots. The backyard gardening model uses around 3% arable land, and accounts for roughly 92% of all Russian potatoes, 87% of all fruit 77% vegetables, and 59% all Russian meat according to the Russian Federal State Statistic Service.
The term Dacha comes from the term “landed estate,” and generally refers to an urban garden. Dacha gardens have been around since the Bolshevik Revolution, and have been feeding Russians for over 1,000 years. Since these urban plots are too small for farm machinery, all these gardens are hand tilled, often using crop rotation and solely organic methods, and are ‘intensive’ out of necessity.
This model is not just meant for feeding one family, but is an important part of the local market economy both rurally and in urban areas. 31% of rural gardeners reported their garden was their major source of income. This percentage is lower in urban areas, where excess food is often bartered or traded for services and cannot be accounted in simple economic terms, though is not less valuable. Remaining produce is simply given to neighbors and friends out of a sense of abundance, and accounts for a national sense of food security.
Another advantage of neighborhood food production is the impact it has on lowering inflation for food prices, since large scale agriculture is competing with a local food market. Farm subsidies, food importation, and pesticide/antibiotic use is also lowered with this method, not to mention the social impacts backyard gardening provides to Russians.
LOS CABOS FRESH FISH COMPANY
Here in Los Cabos, surrounded by the ocean with so many fishing boats, there’s a problem with the public buying fresh ocean caught fish; fish that’s not farmed. When I go to the local super market, I see the fish section filled with a lot of choices of fish. If I ask for “fish from the sea,” they don’t have any. I would like to fund a person to buy a top-notch fishing boat, hire a crew, open at least two stores with “fish from the sea.” This person could also open several food wagon Fish & Chips locations. To do it right I would estimate a funding investment of $2 MILLION.
CE MEXICO – COMMUNITY NURSES
CE stands for Comunidad Efermera, which means Community Nurse. In my vision every community would have a Nurse. The Benefactor would buy a house or storefront ($300,000) for the community nurse with a business plan. Perhaps he or she would go from house to house in the community and sign up 100 people, or as many as they think they can handle, asking for $25 a month. Regardless, the funding would pay the Nurse a minimum of $2500/month to be on-call available, plus RSS ways to greatly increase income. I live in a community with over 100 homes. I wish there was someone here who could take my blood and check my vitals, monthly. I would easily pay $25 a month. This would be a great opportunity for an even better career for hundreds of nurses who leave the closing hospitals. These nurses would also be given access to free lab work and the best therapeutics, to build the immune systems of the people in their community. The Community Nurses in Baja could also be connected to the Cabo Holistic Healing Center and RSS funding opportunities.
To do it correctly a Benefactor would need $5 MILLION in funding. It could also be expanded to every community in the world.
This funding would require one salaried person for every 1000 people in a community. Going door to door with the correct questionnaire, the canvaser would find out if there is anyone “in need” there, and what the needs are. They would also find who would be willing to help someone in need, how often and what hours. Let’s say 80 year old Maria needs someone to feed her breakfast five mornings a week, and 50 year old Betty is free and would love to help. They are put together. This builds community and trust. I would need to decide how many people to pay $50,000 a year to build this network. To do it correctly a Beneficiary would need $1 MILLION to create it. It could also be expanded to every community in the world.