La Ramona - CAREM Subfund

Calle Tialoc #400
P.O.Box 280
Tecate
Baja California
21400
Mexico
(665)655-6419
In it's heyday, the mining town of El Triunfo (45km south of La Paz), was a major economic hub with a diverse population close to 10,000. El Triunfo's 154 foot tall smokestack, La Ramona, was constructed in 1890 by El Progreso Mining Company to process gold and silver ore. As the tallest structure in the region, La Ramona became a major icon. Today, El Triunfo's mining heritage remains in the past and the population has dwindled, yet the town is undergoing an economic revival thanks to sustainable tourism opportunities. Despite its significance and potential as a historical and cultural attraction, the structural integrity of La Ramona smokestack poses a risk to the community. Thanks to the leadership of CAREM, A.C., a multi-lateral restoration effort was completed between February - June 2018. The work included meticulous brick replacement, mortar re-pointing, a new concrete cap, lightning protection, and a ventilation system which will ensure that this regional historic treasure will stand for years to come! Though the construction was completed thanks to a loan to ensure it was not further degraded during the 2018 hurricane season, now ICF and CAREM must re-pay it....and work with the local community to design programs for ongoing maintenance and upkeep of this landmark and tourist site! Our goal is $300,000. For just US$100 you can Adopt-A-Brick and become a part of the cultural and historical legacy of Baja California Sur!