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From Festival Structure to Permanent Community building
CCC - Conscious Consorcio Clothing
Conscious Convergence + Consorcio de Asociaciones de Santiago
Conscious Convergence Clothing is finally born!
In Chukmuk a little town outside Santiago destroyed from the hurricane Stan and the Internal war conflict happened in Guatemala, this community suffered for social and natural disasters. We recived a Rotary International grant to start a commercial sewing project with the Help of Lantzville Rotary who who recommended Aldea Maya for the grant. We will be using a room in the Consorcio de Associaciones women's coop to set up all the industrial machines. A new coop has been formed to run this project Conscious Clothing Consorcio, to run this project. This coop has 8 women and one man learning to sew. Conscious Convergence , is planning on running the majority of the clothing operation from this site. This is huge, as there are minimal ways to make a living in the highlands of Guatemala and this project will pay fair trade wages. The project is already running since September and we move forward since January 2016! For all us a is a big goal!
If you want to participate in supporting it you can buy something form our items or give us space for showing it!
Las Ancestrales - Medicinal Plants Garden
Growing & comercializing medicinal plants & natural dyes
Micaela Ujpan Mendoza owns a piece of land where she grows a lot of different species of medicinal plants and natural dyes since years. She takes care to develop the products with her family , and find a way to make the project functional, create working places, and spread knowelge into the community , she will want share the project with a group of women for processing the product, harvesting, dry the plants, ad packing it for selling. In that way we generate new work places and interest in a new healty product. This project is up with the help og Geoparadise Festival , give a Donation for Start up, and Conscious Convrgence, organizing the logistic , and supervising the production.
EDUCATION & EMPOWEREMENT
"Education is the art of making man ethical"
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
At Conscious Convergence we belive Education transform people in better human been, that's why we invest in education in each of our programs.
Sewing training at Conscious consorcio Clothing (sewing, training)
We sponsor a part of the training, in paying the teacher and give materials for free to try the first stitching.
Natural Mordent Training at Conscious Consorcio Clothing (natural dye, training)
One day class about other form to mordent the fabric for recive natural dye, with the group of CCC
Grey water system workshop at Las Ancestrales (permaculture & sustainability)
With the partecipation of IMAP (Instituto Mesoamericano de Permacultura) we teach to the group of women Las Ancestrales about how to build a grey water filter with the banano circle. Gregorio did a demonstration and after it, they build all togheter one filter for the discarge of the water of the pila in the garden
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