From the beginning we wanted our company to “do things the right way”. Using traditional methods in our mezcal production is just one part of the equation. Another is our belief in sharing the benefit we derive from this business with the less fortunate people whose land provides the very source of our product.
We have chosen to give to the nonprofit and debt-free Foundation for His Ministry, a nondenominational U.S. 501(c)(3). FFHM runs an orphanage in Oaxaca with about 65 children ranging in age from infant to young adult. When we visited, we knew immediately that this was the place to give back.
We’ve made two donations to the FFHM orphanage so far: our first donation went to the purchase of a new van to transport the junior high and high school students to and from school every day, about a 30 minute ride. Our second went to help finish construction of a beautiful new school right on the property, for kids in kindergarten through sixth grade.
As Xicaru grows, so our giving back will grow; and we are looking forward to that.