The micro-enterprise groups elaborate a wide variety of food products that contain amaranth, all made with amaranth from local farmers in the region. Puente facilitates skill building exercises to allow local participants to plan and manage their own projects and micro-enterprises. We consider the actions of the groups as an extension of their domestic economy, which allows the families to establish business relationships in local and regional markets thereby generating job opportunities.
Puente seeks to strengthen the micro-enterprises through collaborative efforts and ongoing learning, remaining focused on community development and integration into the regional amaranth networks.
You can purchase amaranth products made by the microenterprise groups by direct order or at our regional centers:
- Red Amaranto de los Valles Centrales: Independencia #5, Villa de Etla, around the corner from the principal market. Open 10 AM - 4 PM, Monday-Saturday. Tel. 951 170 6805
- Red Amaranto de la Mixteca Alta: Independencia #6, Tlaxiaco. Open 10 AM - 4 PM, Monday-Saturday. Tel. 953 138 2507