Tag Archives: 20 de Noviembre

Google, this is “El 20”.

Jack Fermon, from Google Mexico, came up with an idea on how to increase the efficiency of WiFi network installations through ‘frugal innovation’; that is, by making use of low cost and even cheap materials that are easy to find and with which people could build antennas of their own. The ultimate goal being, spreading the […]


The last hard-working day at “El 20” was full of lessons, pretty interesting activities and beautiful moments! Since we arrived to the village, every morning we used to wake up around 7.30 am to make the queue for take a bucket shower with water from the well of Doña Rosa´s house. I have to confess everyday I was […]

April 16, by Katja / FIRST DAY IN THE VILLAGE

First night Finally sweaty heat turned into the fresh air. It was our first night in the village. For many of us it was probably one of the most unusual nights ever. We were sleeping in the traditional hand made hammocks in the village of Maya people near the largest biosphere reserve forest in Latin […]

April 15, by Tuulikki / Arrival at El 20

We met with sleepy eyes at the Juarez airport  for our flight to Chetumal already at 4:30 am. Finally also our mentors Anni Hapuoja and Elina Lehikoinen, and our documentors Antti Seppänen and Jan Ahlstedt from Finland joined our team. The airline staff was a bit suspicious about our intentions to take a distilled water […]


The year is ending, holidays are here and these give us an excuse to be less academic and formal and send a warm and honest message to all of those who are making this experience possible. In here, we commonly speak of a community that is being build up while searching for sustainability. Perhaps ‘today’ […]