Recipient
Sbelal Koltayel A.C.
Location
Tenejapa Chiapas, Mexico
Tradition
Timespan
2016
Amount
$5,000.00
Focus Areas

“Sbelal Koltayel A.C. is a community-based organization that follows the guide of an elder’s council for decision making. Our sloagan is YAJ XCH’IJ KUXLEJALTIK , which means ‘Our Culture Grows’”

The project aims to rescue the ancient knowledge of the grandmothers and grandfathers that have been traditional doctors and midwives, by sharing recipes and healing techniques in 4 communities, using plants from their medicinal gardens.

The project also considers strengthening the gardens of each community introducing agro-ecological techniques for increased production, improving the infrastructure of the gardens, as well as recovering plants that have been lost and introducing new plants.

The project will also transfer knowledge of the properties of medicinal plants, healing techniques and recipes to youth and children in the communities (at least 3 primary schools).

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