Los terremotos que ocurrieron en 2017 afectaron las vidas de nuestras familias y comunidad. Con el apoyo del equipo de CODICE y el apoyo de Global Giving y el Fondo Semillas, hemos trabajado constantemente en treinta familias, avanzando de acuerdo con el Plan de reconstrucción que definimos.
Se establecieron estufas ahorradoras de leña y baños ecológicos para capacitación y demostración. Específicamente, se ha proporcionado orientación para la gestión de residuos sólidos (basura). Es importante especificar que hay hábitos en las familias que deben cambiar y es parte de un proceso en el que avanzamos poco a poco.
Continuamos con el cultivo de hortalizas en el patio trasero. Esta actividad nos ha permitido mejorar la producción de fertilizantes y aprender técnicas de manejo amigables con el medio ambiente y nuestra salud y nutrición. Esto nos ha animado a buscar alternativas para mejorar las actividades productivas y así avanzar hacia la reconstrucción económica.
Nuestras fotos son el trabajo y las excelentes condiciones que tenemos para la producción de plantas como el cacao. Es por eso que contactamos a grupos de agricultores que producen cacao y lo cultivamos y queremos aprender cómo producir la planta, cultivarla y procesarla, que ayudará a mejorar nuestro medio ambiente, nos dará trabajo e ingresos que son muy necesarios.
Apreciamos mucho tu colaboración.
Mujeres de Zompantle.
Zompantle, Cacalotepec, Mixes, Oaxaca Diciembre 2019
Indigenous women united for reconstruction. Report
By Maria del Rocio Solis Fajardo - Lider del proyecto.
3rd Report June 2019
During this period we have been advancing in our project, in the work plan that we set out.
The group of thirty families, mainly women, participated in the training in the management and maintenance of wood-saving stoves and ecological baths, as other families have had an interest and have expanded their knowledge with practice.
In the case of vegetables, we have developed natural compounds for the prevention and control of pests and diseases, since we want them to remain healthy and toxic-free. These activities were carried out with the support of children, since they were found on vacation and that helped them to participate and make it very lively.
We are interested in preparing more nutritious foods, with vegetables and the Creole corn that we sow and for this we have cooked together sharing our recipes.
With the support received we have bought seeds, some tools and chicken mesh to fence the orchards and thus be more protected.
We meet regularly to exchange experiences, review progress, receive advice and plan the activities we want to carry out. It is important to mention that the sessions and trainings are conducted in Spanish and in mixe, since the technical partners of the CODICE team are from the region and that makes good communication.
As we have already communicated, our community is located in a mountain area that was shaken strongly by the earthquakes suffering heavy damage. This is how we prepare an action plan that we have been carrying out, and with the support of GlobalGiving and other partners we have advanced first in recognizing the situations that make us vulnerable in order to progress in reducing risks.
During the first period we received orientation to make a risk map and training for the installation of wood-burning stoves and ecological toilets with bio-digester, which helps us to take care of health and the environment.
In this second period we have tried to carry out the work plan, practicing the construction of firewood stoves and ecological baths. It is a new technology for us, which means changing habits of consumption and life, for example, so that the bathrooms work well, it is necessary to reduce the use of chlorines and detergents, we are trying because we know it is for the best.
We started with the installation of backyard gardens, re-learning to know and improve our soils, picking up the plants that have traditionally fed us and knowing new ones. We have counted with advice for the production of fertilizers and pest control that have been appearing. It is a topic of great interest for us, the family participates and we eat better. In this issue, we hope to advance by expanding the work surface and later count on materials to protect the small garden, such as the microtuneles and the fence.
We have had the support of the CODICE team to generate participation in the prevention of risks, management of technologies and in the creation of spaces for reflection on one of the issues that most afflict us, which is violence against women. For this we have participated in a workshop on women's rights and we will continue with this topic because violence and inequality make us a vulnerable society.