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Mutual Aid
International Solidarity Fund for community soup kitchens

What is MUTUAL AID?

It is a campaign to collect funds in Chile and abroad, with the objective of financially supporting ollas comunes, ‘community pots’ or soup kitchens where neighbors pull resources to keep one another fed, and community-based supply chains that have appeared in Chile, since October of 2019. 

Why does MUTUAL AID exist?

During the largest social crisis of our lifetimes, the Chilean people have risen up and organized against injustice, we have taken to the streets in massive protests to demand deep rooted change. Out of this context and in order to resist threats to the supply chain and strengthen our social fabric were born hundreds of initiatives to secure daily substance for our homes, neighborhoods, and communities. Along with these initiatives came networks of support and campaigns to collect funds. MUTUAL AID exists to contribute to this effort. Its objective is to form a large International Solidarity Fund that backs the community pots and community supply networks. 

Who organizes MUTUAL AID?

This Fund has been driven by territorial assemblies, community pots, cooperatives, and supply networks. That is to say, we are the same people who raised the community pots who are now organizing this campaign to collect funds. We are not a NGO or a nonprofit, but a self-organized initiative that was born from our communities, to create a network of mutual support with greater scope.

How does MUTUAL AID work? 

In August of this year, a group of territorial assemblies, community pots, cooperatives, and supply networks began to meet regularly, to join forces in the collection of funds. All of the initiative participants work in the teams that make this campaign possible. Once funds are gathered, they are distributed based on the needs of each initiative in accordance with transparent and mutually agreed upon criterias. MUTUAL SUPPORT will publish the collection and redistribution of funds on a public account.   

How can I donate to the MUTUAL AID Fund? 

You can provide support through the following channels:

  • You can donate to this campaign on idea.me by choosing one or more "rewards".

  • We will soon publish bank account information for direct donations.

  • If you would like to provide a cash donation or funds through a different avenue than is listed above, please contact us by email at: apoyomutuo@asambleasterritoriales.org 

MUTUAL AID, International Solidarity Fund for community pots and supply initiatives is a space in continual creation, which we invite all of the community initiatives that may be in need of support and are willing to work with the national and international campaign to join. If you participate in a territorial assembly, community pot, cooperative, or supply network and you’d like to become a part of this project please contact us at apoyomutuo@asambleasterritoriales.org.  

 

If we don't reach the 100% of the funding goal, we will use it to do the following:

  • With the 10%

    Cubrir 170 raciones para las ollas comunes participantes

  • With the 25%

    Cubrir 420 raciones para las ollas comunes participantes

  • With the 50%

    Cubrir 830 raciones para las ollas comunes participantes

  • With the 75%

    Cubrir 1700 raciones para las ollas comunes participantes

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