Jul 4, 2021

Beginning to harvest the fruits of this dream

Cooperative's constitution og BAK LUCH
Cooperative's constitution og BAK LUCH

We are very happy because this social enterprise "Juxta Nation"  of the Artisan Women of the Highlands of Chiapas recently launched its ecommerce hoping little by little to be able to make this project known and especially the women who are behind it.


In addition to this great news that makes us very happy, we have been working on  methodologies to improve our work internally, an example of this was the development of dynamic inventories; we also collectively created the concept of the collection, the names of each of the garments were generated. The sunrise remained as our main concept in this first collection, Clara, Serena, Aurora, Sol, Lux are some of the names that carry the first pieces of this project.

In the area of communication we had the opportunity to conduct two photo sessions with women artisan partners of this social enterprise "Juxta Nation" of the cooperatives "Bak-Luch" of the community of Bashantic in the municipality of San Andres Larainzar and Yaxinal Antsetik of the community of Tsajalch'en in San Juan Cancuc. These sessions were conducted by Rafa, a photographer with whom we had the opportunity to exchange experiences, we have also been making various materials for social networks to help us in the promotion of this project.

The workshops on the topic of governance continue, the women members of Juxta Nation now have the tools to organize themselves internally in their cooperative, now each group already has a supervisory board and are already officially registered, hoping that the latter will open many doors for each of the cooperative members of this social enterprise.

We continue with a happy heart and all the desire to make this dream come true, the dream of the women artisans of the Highlands of Chiapas, the dream of the NGOimpacto team, the dream of Adriana Adelante.

Getting ready for the photo shoot with @vieajeroal
Getting ready for the photo shoot with @vieajeroal
The signing of the cooperative " Yaxinal Antsetik
The signing of the cooperative " Yaxinal Antsetik
Partners of Juxta Nation, Yaxinal Antestic
Partners of Juxta Nation, Yaxinal Antestic
Aurora dress, piece of the first collection
Aurora dress, piece of the first collection

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Jun 25, 2021

The first space of the Women's House of Santiago

Womens form de Consejo Municipal
Womens form de Consejo Municipal

Dreams become reality,  after 3 years of strugglinf for these space,  the work of the first section of the women's house of Santiago el Pinar is about to be inaugurated.

In these months they got down to work on the reconstruction of the first section of the Women's House of Santiago el Pinar of the Municipal Council of Women that 3 years ago began to dream of having their own space and today this dream is becoming a reality.


The reconstruction works that are being carried out in this space are roof waterproofing, cleaning, painting, connection of the available services (water and electricity).

Yesenia, Julieta, Carolina, Georgina, Adriana and Juana are the Votán (guardians in Tsotsil) of the rehabilitation work of the Municipal Women's House of Santiago el Pinar, their mission is to take care that the work in progress goes as planned.

The house is almost ready, soon this space will be coming to life with the thousands of activities carried out by the women of the council and other people of the community.

member of the Works Monitoring Committee
member of the Works Monitoring Committee
works in the space
works in the space
Color test for the space
Color test for the space

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Jun 22, 2021

Recovering and sharing our knowledge, learning together.

Human development workshop
Human development workshop

Human Development

In these months we have elaborated with all the care measures some facilitations with the following topics: conflict resolution, teamwork, and self-esteem in the communities of Chojchow and Tsajalch'en belonging to the municipality of San Juan Cancuc; Aguacatenango municipality of Venustiano Carranza; Amatenango del Valle; Yaxjemel municipality of Chenalhó, Cabecera de Aldama, Choyó in Santiago El Pinar and Basahantic of the municipality of San Andrés Larráinzar.
Through these spaces we were able to reaffirm the importance of teamwork, it is always better to work collectively, we like to see how the different groups of artisans have managed to organize and support each others. We also saw the importance of thaving tools for conflict resolution that can serve them and above all that they can put them into practice when they need them.


Collaborations

Within the area of collaboration we continue to knock and open doors in order to continue with the economic reactivation of the groups of women artisans with whom we work, currently we have collaborations of different designers and projects  with the groups of artisans of Aguacatenango, Huxtán, Chenalo, Chamula, Bochilté, Santiago el Pinar and Tzajalchen, these collaborations give dignified work to approximately 173 women artisans. We continue working for the economic reactivation of women artisans in the highlands of Chiapas.

Productive technical area

Three groups of craftswomen in the community of Aguacatenango were trained in basic principles, learning how to use the tape measure and read the technical sheets. This new knowledge will help them improve aspects such as the precision of measurements and the reading of instructions for their application in the development of products.

In addition, with the women's group "Ajan" (which means corn producers) from the community of Ucuntic in the municipality of Chamula and Moni, a volunteer from the Autonomous University of Aguascalientes studying fashion design in clothing and textiles, they worked on a process of experimentation with natural dyes.
Both Moni and Felipa, a member of the AJAN group, shared their knowledge through several sessions and showed the rest of the group different techniques for dyeing natural fibers with the objective of continuing and adding tools so that fellow artisans can improve or give a plus to their embroidery.

Little by little, even with all the measures of care, we continue with the different processes together with the Artisan Women of the Highlands of Chiapas. We continue with the commitment to continue accompanying their way both technically, psycho-emotional and with the work of sensitizing people about the importance of the artisanal work done by these women who in addition to preserving the ancestral knowledge, give support to their family and community.

Tape measure workshop
Tape measure workshop
Felipa and Moni sharing their knowledge
Felipa and Moni sharing their knowledge
Felipa pulling out her yarns dyed with local plant
Felipa pulling out her yarns dyed with local plant
drying the threads
drying the threads
results of the experimentation process
results of the experimentation process

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