What’s in a Name

Vida is the Spanish word for life. VIDA was conceived after community leaders in Totonaca approached the Himalayan Institute about the epidemic levels of diet-related disease sweeping the region. The VIDA project is about restoring the opportunity to lead a healthy life, free from obesity, hypertension, and diabetes. We believe that access to good nutrition is a basic human right, and that no one should be unable to afford the cost of eating healthy.


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About the Himalayan Institute

The Himalayan Institute is a non-profit, international organization dedicated to serving humanity through educational, spiritual, and humanitarian programs.  Rural empowerment has been the core of the Institute’s humanitarian mission for more than 40 years.  Its projects seek to stimulate lasting social regeneration at the grassroots level through integrated programs in vocational training, healthcare, and sustainable agriculture.  The Himalayan Institute's projects in Mexico are overseen by the community center in Jonotla, Puebla.