Oct 29, 2020

Adjusting us to the new reality, we keep walking

artisan women of the tsajalche group
artisan women of the tsajalche group


Human development area.

Because we are still whit the Covid19 pandemic no workshops had been held in the human development area.
We Continue to monitoring the situation in the communities that we work, and we keep sending information to the  women, about  Covid19 and health measures.
A Webinar was held by one of us, on August 19, in the Seminar on Gender and Territory ”focused on explaining the value chain and the importance of artisan work in the Highlands of Chiapas.”

Technical-productive area

We are working on a new curriculum for workshops for “ new products”

Commercial Collaborations Area

With all the care and prevention measures, using the health protocols of covid 19, little by little we are carrying out activities for the economic reactivation of the artisanal sector.

In Aguacatenango community the brand "My Golondrina" supported the artists whit some pointers, at the same time in the collaboration area, we restart a production of embroidered blouses whit the group “La flor Tradicional”.

In the community of Huixtan we began making samples for a production of hand embroidered tablecloths and napkins. In the communities of Chamula and Chenlahó we began a production of 
pijamas. In Santiago El Pinar and Tsajalch’en in collaboration whit Andrea Velasco we have been working on  Andrea's FONCA project, whit exceptional results, we hope later on we can start the production whit the samples.
We continue working on the production, taking photo products,  doing the shipments of Ensamble Artesano, a social project that seeks economic reactivation in the artisan sector. In these projects we are working with women from Aguacatenango, Aldama, San Juan Cancuc, Zinacantán, Hustán. The products made for this project are ready, you can see them on Ensamble Artesano webpage.
We are very happy to be able to move forward, the pandemic has made us reinvent ourselves, look for new tools to continue our work.
We are glad, to see the results that we have been obtained, as an  example of that, are  the product of “Ensamble Artesano”, we can see the women have appropriated the knowledge shared in the different workshops and that can be seen in the pieces made by each of them.
embroidering by hand in aguacatenango
embroidering by hand in aguacatenango
working at the office
working at the office
our products on the Ensamble Artesano page
our products on the Ensamble Artesano page
Sep 3, 2020

Rebuilding the new normality whit Covid 19

Resuming activities in the coffee process
Resuming activities in the coffee process


The Tzeltal- Tzotsil Cooperative is restarting some activities whit the nessesary measures fot the care of all is partners.

In collaboration with NGOimpacto, some people from the cooperative began a training process in community communication, the objective of these workshops is to give them the necessary tools to be the ones who generate their own internal and external communication material.

Some photography, video, text and graphic material were made as practice exercises These products will serve as materials for the campaign "Improving lives of vulnerable families in Chiapas”, and some other material for the cooperative diffusion.

At the same time we continued making and distributing materials in the Tzeltal and Tzotsil languages with COVID topic. These materials were physically delivered to the partners of the cooperatives and also through some social media like whats app.



photo  of the community communication workshop
photo of the community communication workshop
Poster made  from  the workshop
Poster made from the workshop


Jul 2, 2020

Follow-up and virtual training

In February of this year visits were made to monitor activities of the projects that are part of the reconstruction area. Interviews were conducted in tsotsil ans were translated into spanish and english. In these months the editing of these videos has been completed to use them for monitoring, evaluation and to report on activities.

As for the Educational Development Center "Yo´onik", the facilities are ready. The space will be prepared with the mandatory hygiene measures so that the return of girls and boys to class can be safe, considering the health contingency by COVID-19.

Also, activities have been followed up thorugh virtual consultancies to colleagues on the coast to create communication strategies that speak of the educational spaces in the area and the needs they present due to the pandemic. In addition, remote work has served to monitor and be informed of the stages. It is important to continue with the work and adapt it to these new digital tools to strengthen communication.




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