Category: Blog Post

Category: Blog Post

Growing Healthy Food, Gardens and Community in Puerto Rico
“The harvest experience is one that heals human beings in multiple dimensions because it gives them power. The power of a human is to be able to transform reality. We can transform an environment full of garbage into one full of flowers and food. That’s power.” Below is an excerpt from AtmaGo’s Puerto Rico newsletter. […]
Building Trust in Puerto Rican Neighborhoods
“If I tell you I can, I will. This is how trust develops.” It is with these words that Mariny Vázquez directs the series of community assemblies “El Barrio Habla” (The Neighborhood Speaks) in 14 Naguabo communities on the east coast of Puerto Rico. After being invited by community leader Tayna Fernández, we at Atma […]
Farmers Helping Farmers
While Atma Connect originally launched as a mobile app for people to share information and build resilience in disaster-prone areas, the impact is far greater now. Atma and its Indonesian counterpart, Sakawarga, are enabling many more people to collaborate, including coffee farmers coping with climate change. Farmers face many challenges, from weather to crop prices […]
Announcing a New AtmaGo Feature to Help Local Leaders Supercharge Their Impact: Community Room
Atma Connect, the global tech nonprofit helping communities improve their resilience to disasters and respond to ongoing challenges, is all about enabling change from the ground up. In line with that vision, the organization, with help from partners and community leaders, added a new feature on the AtmaGo app that is already winning praise from […]
Citizen Journalism is Increasing Food Security and Countering Misinformation in Puerto Rico
Image Source: “Ciencia Pa ‘La Gente”. Radioteca.net In Puerto Rico, increasing food security is a top goal. Puerto Rico was vulnerable to food insecurity prior to COVID-19 and the pandemic has only exacerbated those concerns. On the island, locals are creating innovative projects to increase food security and AtmaGo provides a citizen journalism platform for […]
Building Resilient Communities by Celebrating a Powerful History
“Looking back at Puerto Rican history helps us see that we have always been powerful. Right now with the many challenges we are facing in Puerto Rico, people here feel powerless in their ability to participate in decision-making and governance. I believe it is because we don’t know our history, and we have forgotten how […]
5 Questions with Atma Connect’s Field Director - Alfan
In this interview blog series, we are highlighting our inspiring Atma Community including employees, supporters, and board members.  Meet Alfan, Atma Connect’s Field Director! Working on the ground in Indonesia, Alfan brings Atma’s products and programs to local communities to give them the power and support to better their lives and the lives of those […]
Tackling Food Insecurity in Puerto Rico with Atma Go
Community ties are strong in Puerto Rico. This is a place that is built around people getting together and working together. While poverty and food insecurity were always problems in Puerto Rico, which imports over 80% of its food, the extensive damage inflicted on the island from Hurricane Maria accelerated and intensified this issue. While […]
International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction
Connecting communities & resources with AtmaGo People are more likely to survive disasters and address vulnerabilities when they have good social networks and connections. But especially on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, we recognize that there is no one easy fix or perfect tool to reduce disaster risk. The best plan for resilience […]
Women leaders are building mutual support in the time of Covid-19
As the Global Pandemic hits certain communities harder than others, people are turning to each other to solve local problems. And, women are on the front lines of creating and spreading these solutions. A group of women in the barrio of Garrochales in Arecibo, Puerto Rico are spearheading an urban farming movement in their backyards […]