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Fronteras Unlimited is a non-profit, community motivated organization devoted to reclaiming the border communities of the Big Bend for their residents. Fronteras is endeavoring to stabilize the border area of the Big Bend using free trade commerce, education, and the cooperation that has traditionally made the Big Bend the uniquely peaceful border it has been in the past.
The border closures of 2002 have devastated the economies of our Mexican neighbors. In an effort to put an end to the desperation of these remote desert communities, Fronteras is helping them to create a stable, independent, legal and cooperative economy of their own, helping them to make their lives in the Chihuahuan desert sustainable, and endeavoring to save them from the poverty of much of their nation. In doing so, Fronteras hopes also to prevent an increase in lawlessness along our border and to preserve the cooperation between our neighbors and ourselves, which has created a traditionally safe and trustful border for nearly five generations.
The mission of Fronteras is three-fold:
To preserve the mutual trust and cooperation which has been a hallmark of the Big Bend for over a hundred years;
To alleviate the desperation and poverty of our once-prosperous neighbors by helping them to create their own sustainable economy;
To provide an example of innovative, peaceful cooperation and prosperity to other areas of the border that so desperately need it.
Fronteras firmly believes that putting up a fence, imaginary or otherwise, between peoples creates poverty, chaos, fear, and violence. In consciously choosing to love our neighbors rather than fear them, we will demonstrate the power of communities to transcend social deterioration and preserve the way of life that is dear to our community as a whole.