Founded in the borough of Iztapalapa — a historically poor neighbourhood in the east of the city — by indigenous people from different ethnic backgrounds who recently migrated into the city, Miravalle is a community-based project that facilitates partnerships between local and metropolitan organisations and local individuals. It supervises a solid waste management project involving the collection and recycling of two tonnes of PET plastic per week, which generates employment for 30 young people. It also oversees a cultivation project that provides fresh produce, in particular vegetables, for a low-budget lunchroom, ensuring healthy nutrition. A comprehensive project, Miravelle also offers a wide variety of sport and cultural services — art workshops, dance classes, a skateboarding park — as well as an education programme aimed at
helping residents overcome the technological gap.