GILDO PÉREZ SANTIS

Some time ago, Gildo and the other inhabitants of Pechiquil suffered a scam at the hands of a group that promised to help them build a greenhouse and disappeared with the savings of the group. Of course, when they were asked to form a Savings and Loan Community Group, there was mistrust and suspicion.

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FUNDACIÓN LEÓN XIII
ALICIA HERNÁNDEZ

In indigenous communities in Los Altos de Chiapas, the lack of electricity, potable water and drainage, health services and even access from major transportation routes are not the only problems communities face. There is strong discrimination against women who, often subjected to the will of their husbands, lack the voice and capacity to seek better living conditions.

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Andrés
ROSA GONZÁLEZ

Rosa is a Tzotzil artisan from Chenalhó, Chiapas. As a child, she enjoyed nature, cut flowers, get out to the fields, help her family prepare food, and see women artisans in their community making beautiful textiles. It was until her brothers married, however, that she learned to weave thanks to her sisters-in-law.

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Andrés