ENLACE works for promote initiatives that strengthen the capacities of families and communities for the agroecological production of food and exchange marketing of local products for the revitalization of local economies.
Through territorial management of natural assets for sustainable community participation, improved socio-environmental management of territories is achieved.
Women’s leadership is encouraged and supported which contributes to the creation of more equitable relationships.
Through the creation of learning spaces and training processes with Indigenous youth, their abilities and leadership skills are enhanced – socially, culturally, and economically productive.
Enlace promotes a collaboration scheme with Indigenous organizations and communities which are present in the region.
The project will focus on rescuing the wisdom and knowledge of the original Chuj and Q’anjoba’al peoples in Chiapas. It arises from the interest and need of women to rescue and reassess the wisdom of the grandparents regarding the forms and means of agricultural life in transition, due to the change to a new territory, from Guatemala to Mexico (1980), conjoining them with biocultural and spiritual actions for sustainable food production and good nutrition taking care of Mother Earth.
This project is rooted in interculturality. As a perspective based on respect for cultural diversity, which among other aspects means recognizing cultural values and lifestyles of the groups, peoples, communities that make up society. It means that men and women have full freedom to develop their own identity without being excluded from any area of human development. It’s a way to counteract relationships between cultures marked by discrimination and exclusion in socioeconomic and political spheres.