Apr 29, 2021

The road we are on: learning as we go.

communication material
communication material

 A year and a little more  after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, learning new ways to meet, paying attention to integral health, we can say that without lowering our guard in the face of the pandemic, we have managed to continue on our way together with the Tzeltal-Tzotsil Cooperative.

In these months the  coolective work has been focused on the planning for the Social Networks of the Tzeltal-Tzotsil Cooperative for the year, a calendar was made identifying the dates that are important for the members of the cooperative in order to plan the way in which we want to share them with the outside world.

Taking advantage of the honey and coffee harvests and with the objective of involving the youngest members, they were invited to take photographs of these processes, to later turn them into material for the Tzeltal-Tzotsil Cooperative's social networks.  We are very happy to see that the knowledge and tools shared in different spaces are being put into practice in the different work areas of the cooperative. 

We know that the best way to learn is to learn by doing, and that is what has been achieved in this space and we continue, because we know that you can never learn by doing.

in the honey harvest
in the honey harvest
february 14 publicity
february 14 publicity
information material for Social Media
information material for Social Media

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Mar 3, 2021

If we can dream it, we can achieve it

weaving on the waist loom
weaving on the waist loom

As they say dreams come true, this dream that began with Adriana Aguerrebere, today is the dream of many women, women artisans of Los Altos de Chiapas, the NGOimpacto team and more people who have decided to join and put their hands to work.

In these months we have been working (with all the precautionary measures) together with the women artisans of Los Altos de Chiapas in the development of a guide to work in governance with the objective that the groups that own this social enterprise can generate their own forms, agreements and work roles within their cooperatives so that later they can be legally formalized.

In addition, we worked on the development of  pieces for Juxta Nation with the groups of: "Flores de Chacté" from the community of  Tsajalch'en in the municipality of  San Juan Cancuc, "Choy Spolabil" in the community  of Choyó in the municipality  of Santiago El Pinar, "Flor de Granadilla" in the community of  Bashantik, in the municiplaity of San Andres Larrainzar and  "Puntos Cardinales" in the community of  Aldama in the municipality of Aldama. They are  the partners, owners of this space. We hope that over time more women artisans can join this dream, the dream of Juxta Nation.

The members and co-proprietors of this social enterprise collectively created their symbol, an image that represents them as a group of artisans and that will accompany the pieces that each one of them elaborates.


We are working on our ecommerce platform, we hope it will be ready in a few weeks. This space excites us very much because it is for us the result of 8 years of walking, we made a photo campaign with the aim of having images for our website and social networks, in this campaign some colleagues of the cooperatives wanted to participate as models, it was a very nice experience to observe the companions, safe and enjoying the photo shoot.


Although the road is long and there are still things to do, we are sure that in a few months Juxta Nation will be presenting itself in different spaces through the diversity of voices that make Juxta Nartion. 

Choy Spolabil
Choy Spolabil
Juxta is for me ... photo:@ale_blas
Juxta is for me ... photo:@ale_blas
Puntos Cardinales creating its  symbol
Puntos Cardinales creating its symbol

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Feb 25, 2021

Hands to work for the Women`s House

rooms to be rebuilt
rooms to be rebuilt

The actions carried out during this quarter were focused on Santiago el Pinar, a municipality located in the highlands of the state of Chiapas, approximately one hour and ten minutes from San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas.

The women's group of Santiago el Pinar was affected by the earthquake with damage to the structure, as part of this process, they began to determine the spaces where the reconstruction will begin, determine the actions, take measures and budgeting looking for various alternatives, the group of women of Santiago will use this place to meet, organize, take workshops for their strengthening in craft issues, gender equity, which are important for their journey as organized women artisans.

Currently with the pandemic, the women have reflected on the need for this work space in order to strengthen themselves, emotionally and economically, we know that the pandemic has affected several issues, for the woman after the earthquake this space would be an important point of organization, now with the pandemic is a more necessary space because it will serve them to activate economically that with both emergencies have made the situation more vulnerable.

Part of the actions is to rebuild the access area to the building, two classrooms and the bathrooms, seeking as a first step to secure the building with protective bars for the security of the space. The proposal is as a first point to have a place where they can have a workshop that will have their threads and looms, multipurpose room, bathrooms seeking the use of water harvesting.

While it is true that we are several years after the earthquake, it is necessary to continue rebuilding the spaces that will help rebuild the social fabric, which is more important at this time, having the aftermath of the earthquake and facing a pandemic have made communities more vulnerable.

The challenge we face is to be able to work in the current conditions, we believe that step by step we will be able to finish this process for a result that benefits the women and the community.

 

 

 

 

halls to be rebuilt on the inside
halls to be rebuilt on the inside
reconstruction team at work
reconstruction team at work
 
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