Viva Mexico! Being one of the most developed Latin American countries of the continent, it’s to be expected that it’s very advanced in the world of crowdfunding.

In recent years, it has improved a lot in this area. And today we’ll observe 5 crowdfunding campaigns made by Mexicans that’ll show it to us.

Crowdfunding in Mexico

Unlike the United States, crowdfunding continues to be more or less a something new in Latin America. Therefore, there aren’t so many records of Latin American campaigns.

However, we did our own search and found several crowdfunding campaigns from Mexico. Many that are definitely worth mentioning.

Let’s see then 5 of these campaigns so we can see their great potential:

Heart Forth, Alicia

This is, if not the most, one of the crowdfunding campaigns that has received the most funding in Mexico. It’s an RPG videogame called Heart Forth, Alicia which is made with classic style.

It was created by Mexican video game developer Alonso Martin. The plot of this game revolves around Alicia. A wizard who seeks to save her wizard friend Höstra and her native land, the island of Auster, from the threat of the Spirit of Light, Elthëlian. In an epic adventure.

The game describes itself as an ode to the classic games of the 90s. Like Castlevania: Symphony of the Night and the saga of The Legend of Zelda. It has a very own style that makes it attractive for lovers of RPGs and platform games.

Its crowdfunding campaign was launched in April 2014 with a goal of $60,000. But it gained such fame and popularity among the gamer community that he managed to raise $232,365.

Electric ukuleles =Bit=

This is a campaign made from Pachuca in the state of Hidalgo. It’s an initiative of Mexican luthier David Martinez and his emerging brand Bit Electric, which focuses mainly on electrical instruments.

He specializes in making electric ukuleles and for it he started a crowdfunding campaign. In order to design, manufacture and sell them. And get the required material to make them.

Bit Electric Crowdfunding
The electric ukuleles created by David Martinez come in several colors. Source: Kickstarter

He had no intention of competing with the big Asian music companies. So he created electric ukuleles as something new. Ukuleles are known to be versatile for novice musicians.

In order to carry out his production, he asked for $2,718. But he had outstanding success by exceeding that amount and getting $7,896.

Someone Somewhere

Here we’ll be able to observe how Mexico manages to be a continent of entrepreneurships without losing the customs that characterize them. Ricardo Arechiga and several of his relatives noticed the thousands of artisans and embroiderers who lived in his country.

It was in that moment when he and his team came up with the idea of ​​combining these traditions with modern clothing and textiles. Creating the Someone Somewhere brand. Clothing designed for adventurers made by artisans from Mexico.

Someone Somewhere Mexico Clothing
Someone Somewhere is looking for artisans from different states of Mexico. To apply their skills and can improve their lives, obtaining higher income. Source: Kickstarter

Its objective is to locate and combine the skills of Mexican traditional artisans and embroiderers, with modern textiles. Creating a range of clothes, purses, bags and other cloth items.

The crowdfunding campaign they did to obtain financing had a goal of $30,000. But very fortunately, they surpassed that amount and obtained $54,178.

Fondo Paridad

It’s a Mexican organization that seeks to raise money to finance the defense and promotion of the electoral political rights of women in Mexico.

This campaign began before the upcoming presidential election season of 2018. The purpose of the campaign is to finance the litigation that takes place in defense of the political rights of women in the next elections.

Both men and women participate in Fondo Paridad (“Parity Fund“). Which are committed to principles of equality, non-violence and non-discrimination towards Mexican women.

The campaign is kept in an “open financing” modality and will continue to receive donations until it’s considered necessary.

Bakery for indigenous communities in Chiapas

Ana Perdomo is a student who visited the indigenous community of Emiliano Zapata in the state of Chiapas. During that visit, she looked with concern at the lack of resources, malnutrition and poverty in the area.

She noticed that there was a bakery there and she could see how it served as income entry and food production for the community. There, she had the idea of ​​creating a functional bakery for it.

As expected, there were difficulties along the way. However, Ana received support from the IXIM organization and many other people who contributed to her campaign.

This support paid off in the end. Since Ana collected more than she asked for, a total of $1,740. Which equals to 31,871 Mexican pesos. Enough for her to start building the bakery and improve the quality of life of the community.

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