Ilse Berenice Garibay Dueñas

Organismo de Nutrición Infantil, A.C.


Ilse Garibay co-creates projects with indigenous communities at Organismo de Nutrición Infantil, A.C. (ONI) the oldest non-profit in Jalisco, México. Through their nutrition and educational programs, ONI has helped children between 6 months and 6 years old that suffer or are at risk of undernourishment or obesity for over 65 years. Ilse is proud of how the organization has progressed, and the fact that ONI now reaches pregnant women in order to improve prenatal nutrition.

Ilse’s work is focused on ensuring that ONI project proposals are created hand-in-hand with local indigenous communities. Before bringing any project to financial institutions or government agencies for funding, Ilse makes sure that it aligns with the community’s values and needs. Feedback is truly the core of her job! She is looking forward to sharing her advice and best practices for working with indigenous communities and learning from other Fellows best practices, past mistakes, and advice about how to best respond to emergencies.