The group of Women Textile Art Weaver of El Hato joined the project of promotion RAIZS Solidaire and appreciation of Mexican folk art.
The group was initiated by Wendy Cao Romero, promoter of Southern Veracruz culture. In 1992, launched a group of women to which taught them weaving techniques such as knitting, then they began to produce clothes for men, women and children used mainly for Fandango dance (genre and traditional dance In southern Veracruz, accompanied mainly by “ son Jarocho “).
Gender inequalities lead to violence between the sexes, common in these isolated regions, where man is the one who must provide economic support at home, this was one of the situations against which this collective wanted to fight. Over time, the economic empowerment of this group of women, combined with the many followers of the produced parts, has been palpable and has led to more women joining this project. Now there are 28 women who have attained their own economic development and autonomy, but more than that their goal “is to pass on to her daughters that they have value in society and that with perseverance can achieve Many things and improve their living conditions ‘ – says one of them. El Hato is a community located in the region of Santiago Tuxtla located in the southern state of Veracruz, a few minutes from the archaeological site of Tres Zapotes, which has traces of the Olmec culture that settled hundreds of years ago in the region that also has the archaeological museum ” Tres Zapotes “.
In this area of the state of Veracruz, as in other parts of Mexico, the role of women in society is dedication to household chores and childcare. This project aims to promote the socio-economic empowerment of women, because it gives them the security and strength with which they can build important things and that their work is essential to achieve a more inclusive society and more just.