In this year, several activities were carried out in the different projects, such as the mushroom fungus module in San Cristóbal de Las Casas, in the Yo’onik Educational Center and with the Digna Ochoa Human Rights Center, reconstruction of schools.
The first step was the distribution of resources, knowing how much was available and how much each project needed to follow up. Visits were made, for example, in the Educational Center Yo´onik we saw remodeled spaces, where girls and boys already attend to take classes.
This is important so that children can take their classes more comfortably and safely.In the case of the seta fungus module, little construction is needed. With this resource they have received, it will be ready for the production activities to continue.The visits made to the projects are to see the progress of the reconstruction. The most important thing is to see the satisfaction of those involved in these earthquake damage compensation spaces.
In the area of Human Development, the activities of the year has begun with workshops about teamwork, self-esteem and leadership, which has been important for the new groups, who have not received these accompaniments. The most important thing about these encounters is the conclusions of the artisans women wich are around the benefit or this activities, because it has served them to improve their textile production. This has given them stability and peace of mind, because there is more quality in the work they do.
In the Productive Technical area, the most important thing has been the Hour Counting workshop. Also there has been activities related to the production of textiles: from getting threads to make the balls, warp, start preparing the loom, assemble the loom and start weaving. This awareness of the process has given a reason for women artisans to value and gain confidence in this activity. All this is necessary so that the knowledge generated will serve for future business activities, so they can sell at a better price and in an ethical and fair way their products.
In the Collaboration area, this year the brand Collectiva Concepción has begun to collaborate with Aldama, Chenalhó and Tenejapa with ethical principles, which allows artisans to develop new products and earn income to improve their quality of life.
We are starting the year very excited and happy for the horizon that is presented to us.
This first stage was directed to plan activities for the GlobalGiving campaign. The union of efforts between NGO impacto and the Cooperative was important to direct it and choose how to order and prioritize the needs of families in this area. In addition the overall objective was identified, which is strengthening the production and marketing processes of the Tzeltal-Tzotzil Cooperative to contribute to local development.
Visits were made to contextualize and get involve into the life and activities of the people who conform the Cooperative. With this encounters it was possible to identify the type of narrative to be used for the different communication channels. Also, we could decide the material that was going to be generated to make its diffusion easier. Photographic and audiovisual registration was made. From the audiovisual record 4 videos were generated: One focused on talking about the Cooperative, the second on organic beekeeping, the third on organic coffee production and the last on artisanal textiles.
The photographic registry sought to recognize to those who conform the Cooperative and the context of their daily activities. Introduce you to these landscapes and people.
After this construction, the process of distribution of material began, which was a shared and arduous activity, which has led to the promotion of the Cooperative's productive activities.
We appreciate the support that you have given and that serves to join forces in this campaign that seeks to improve the lives of women and men producers and their families, raising job opportunities, as well as caring for the Earth and the environment that are the livelihood of present and future generations.