IMPACT - OAXACA

Education

Hotel con Corazón invests its profits in education. Our Social Impact Program supports teenagers in marginalized areas around Oaxaca, to get prepared for the labour market. By doing so, they will be able to get a decent job that provides in their cost of living.

The problem

Research reveals that only 35% of Oaxaca’s youth is finishing secondary school, basically for economic reasons. These kids don’t have the money to continue school, they need to provide income for the family, or education is not recognized as useful either by them or their parents. Another difficulty is that there is a big gap in the level of education between secondary school and high school, causing demotivated kids resulting in school drop outs. Together with local NGOs specialized in education we set up a program that addresses the different aspects of this problem.

The program

Our Social Impact Program covers three areas:

Motivational & Scholarship Program

We focus on making the transition from secondary to high school more accessible to students from marginalized areas in Zaachila Oriente. We offer a scholarship for motivated students who want to go to high school, combined with a motivational program. We also offer professional orientation in the third year of secondary school to help students make a choice in which high school to choose and to motivate them to continue studying.

Internship Program

Hotel con Corazón wants to open its doors as a learning centre. We offer internships for high school students in the hotel sector (gastronomy, reception, housekeeping, maintenance, gardening, etc.). We are also investigating the possibilities to offer work experience placements for teenagers and young adults who do not work and do not study. So there is more to come!

Promoting Social Entrepreneurship

We want to inspire other businesses in the hotel sector and startups to create more social impact together. This program is still under construction.

Sustainability

Staff hotel con corazón

Staff Development

We contribute directly to the Oaxacan economy by running a profitable business that creates jobs, income and professional development opportunities for our local employees. We make sure they get a decent salary with good fringe benefits, like social securities, a free daily meal and an additional 10% of their salary to be used towards education. We encourage and support them to develop professionally by providing them opportunities and time to learn and to grow. 

We buy locally

Buying Locally

As often as possible we purchase our products from small local vendors and retailers and integrate fresh, local, seasonal ingredients in the food we prepare. In this way we also support the local economy.
Water and energy conservation

Water & Energy

Apart from using low-flow faucets, showerheads and toilets - don’t worry about the water pressure, we guarantee you won’t notice! - we use a professional system to filter water from showers, wash basins and kitchen and recycle it for the toilets and garden. Solar heaters warm up your shower water and of course we manage a towel and bed linen reuse program.

Recycling and waste reduction

Recycling

Reducing waste is so easy! We recycle organic waste (and compost it to fertilize our garden) and separate other waste such as plastic, glass, cans and paper. We also minimize our use of plastic as much as possible. With your help, we minimize our waste production.

Cleaning and bath products

Cleaning & Bath

The soap and shampoo in your hotel room is 100% natural and biodegradable. It is made by a cooperative of 15 families in the small village of Mazunte on Oaxaca’s coast. We’re a big fan of their products (that’s why we also sell them in our shop)!We also use biodegradable cleaning products free of preservatives and artificial ingredients.

Hotel con Corazón Oaxaca

Calle División Oriente 129 || Centro Oaxaca || 68000 Oaxaca de Juárez || México

+52 951 427 7389‬ / +52 951 427 7384‬ ||

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