Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers

 
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers has received 4 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    Thank you to our donors!
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    To our generous donors, Thank you so much for your kindness in support of Synergo Art’s efforts to implement the ergonomic weaving bench project in Mexico. Two of Synergo Art’s highest priorities when it comes to development are full transparency and working collaboratively with local communities. With this in...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers has been marked as funded. They raised a total of $1,330 from an original funding goal of $7,000!
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    networking update; video now on YouTube; matching day coming June 15th
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    Networking update: The organization in Chiapas, Mexico that contacted Synergo Arts to propose a collaboration at the end of last year continues to express interest in the ergonomic bench project.  Alas, though, they've had internal changes in personnel and program priorities which are delaying the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    Promising connections made in Chiapas
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    I am excited to share with you the news that a potential collaborator in Chiapas contacted Synergo Arts late last year.  We are in the very early stages of sorting out the possibilities for how we may be able to work together to enable the local people to implement the bench project in Mexico. ...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers has received 4 donations
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    What do YOU think?
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    Synergo Arts wants to get the bench project moving in Mexico! The question is, how can we attract wider support? Please tell us what you think; at admin@synergoarts.org. We’d love to hear your ideas. Your donations have helped us get ready. All the preparations are in place: the start-up kit for local...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    A visit to Santa Catarina Palopó
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    We continue to raise funds to initiate this project in Mexico. Meanwhile, I’m sharing news from Guatemala, where we just spent three weeks facilitating this project. With collaborator Juana Ramos, we visited weavers Doña Maria and her daughters Elena and Estela in Santa Catarina Palopó. Fifty-eight year-old Doña...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    Watch the brief demo video
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    Thanks so much to all of you who are helping get the word out about this project! To support your efforts, we're sharing a link to a demo video. The video is very simple and lasts only a minute; just enough to show the contrast between the painful traditional kneeling posture and the relief that the ergonomic bench gives...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    new article published in
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    I thought you'd like to know that the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society recently featured an article on this project, in the publication "Ergonomics in Design." A PDF of the article is available on our website. The article emphasizes the systems approach that enabled user-centered ergonomic design of the bench and...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    mentoring model and start-up kit
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    As you know, this project began in Guatemala, and we are actively raising funds and seeking partners to implement it in Mexico. Progress has been exciting this Fall. Mario, a Maya carpenter in the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala became the first carpenter to receive our start-up kit and tech support. Mario’s mother...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers has received 4 donations
    • 5 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    Using the start-up kit
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    I’m delighted to report that plans are taking shape for 2010 with potential partners for this project in Mexico. Meanwhile, I am also excited to report that a carpenter in Guatemala will begin using our start-up kit next month! I’ll be working there for most of September, and will plan to post an update with photos...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    Progress with preparation of start-up kits
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    More and more weavers and organizations are expressing interest in making the ergonomic bench available to backstrap weavers. We share their eagerness! The demand is obvious and the need is clear: relief from pain and disability, and increased earning potential for women artisans who depend on their textile craft for...
    • 5 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    filming video; article in Fiberarts magazine
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    I am grateful to be able to report that the last two weeks of November were spent filming scenes for the educational video for carpenters and weavers. The generosity of GlobalGiving’s donors has been instrumental in making this possible! I’ll be devoting the rest of this year to “post-production” tasks for the...
    • 6 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers has received 7 donations
    • 6 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    see our interview with Global X on YouTube!
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    An interview I gave with Global X last August aired recently on YouTube. It's about the program we're doing with backstrap weavers. The interview follows a three part format: "Who are you?;" "Tell us a story;" and, "How do you see the world in 2017?" If you'd like to see it, please link to it from the Synergo Arts...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    Lots of action "behind the scenes'
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    Many thanks to the folks who have helped support this project so far! There has been a lot going on “behind the scenes” to get the benches into the hands of the women who need them. Here is some of what we have done recently: - During Juana Ramos’ visit to Tucson in October (please see the October 2007 progress...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers has received 11 donations
    • 7 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers posted a progress report
    (1) Update on educational DVD; (2) User Centered Design Award
    By - Karen Piegorsch - Project Director
    We are delighted to report that Juana Ramos is visiting us here in Tucson, October 6-20th! Juana, a Mayan woman who speaks Spanish along with her native Kaqchikel, is from San Jorge la Laguna, a small town on the shores of Lake Atitlan. She was the primary trainer for the 150 women who began using the Bench during the pilot...
    • 7 years ago
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  • Ergonomic benches for Mexican backstrap weavers has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 7 years ago
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Funded

Thanks to 28 donors like you, a total of $1,353 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Synergo Arts

Tucson, AZ, United States
http://www.synergoarts.org

Project Leader

Karen Piegorsch

President
Tucson, AZ United States

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