When word gets around and passed from one community to another where the limitations are precisely the roads is when everybody appreciates the importance of real spaces to disseminate, promote common chores and tasks defined in the same context and purpose. In the case of the ethnic groups of the State of Sonora, in addition to facing shortages of more direct programs that benefit productive women must travel considerable distances to be present at the urban population in areas with tourist potential and where they can market their produce craft.
Such is the situation of indigenous or native to the region of May, it’s like a repeating table in each community where the problems are similar, the absence of more direct support, budgetary programs that are not available to all when they must venture into obstacles bureaucratic, formats and schemas that are not used to working. Many of these programs are labeled and require company name, official registration schemes regularized in public notary and when they prefer them aside as unattainable goals for those who have neither money nor the conditions to dedicate whole days and return unsuccessful when ” insensitivity “abounds most agencies focused on” promoting “some calls from the structure of state administration or local.
Mrs. Francisca Yocupicio Arvayo, Masica Community belonging to Navojoa, was excited when others were residents had attended the traditional to the town of Vícam in the region of the Yaquis festival, because another native had been informed about resources for “Productive Women” and that they were going to teach develop and propose the idea of a project for a sewing and embroidery.
For many years the native community Masiaca have distinguished themselves by making rebosos embroidery, some of deshilada way and others, interspersed tissues…a real handmade works that well deserve to enter larger markets where surely be quoted at best price .
When “Panchita word spread” as it talked the official sector, this is given the task of inviting others who gathered under a tree in the backyard to agree five of them and present a common project.
Soon they reached the point of disillusionment that required them to unite and organize addition, the legal establishment, the “company name”. Soon they were among a clash of ideas and emotions, the opportunity presented but with the disappointment of not having made a legal structure. The dilemma presented on what to do to earn extra income, but then they decided to raise baked and sell more bread, make tamales and hit the side of the road to reach customers.
Days greatest effort of the six hardened and determined to grow and progress, at the expense of work twice and slightly more women. But times not reach them and the money not to achieve such formality of structure and organized civil society. It is a pilgrimage going and returning with knotted emotions.
The Panchita complains swollen feet and a kidney problem, two hour trip to the city of Navojoa to reach a public notary and then stay stunned disbelief at the amount or amount payable to achieve perform the Constitutive Act to allow them to participate. Impossible, says discouraged, can’t collect that amount. There are 6000 pesos and still ask us many requirements, records and minutes of those who will represent and neither are around our homes, we must travel to the city, spend on food. No, flat and cannot tell us despondent and shrunken and wrinkled forward to a saved at the bottom of your bag document. A resounding call that “organizes Female at home”, “makes them more productive” and can go to market on a large scale from their native community, his works so far are still handmade.
Nobody pays just enough for the hours spent and eyestrain embroidery, knitting or embroidery unravel the rebosos famous native of Tesia.
And so they go from one mood to another, more discouragement, cherishing hopes “to get a woman of power and can help.
Undoubtedly most support programs and growth gendered and when the additional ingredient is the marginalization in which they live, away from other expectations or outside the framework of competition even if they are very good at what they do. However, in these unequal factors, considerable distances and cluster needs still face the advantageous actions presented participants with an interest in political clients need.
Are apparently benevolent and willing to help with all this “red tape”, have the advantage of being in the city, to have “friends Notaries” for legal work, peddling influence to speed and also facilitate the cost “Formal Constitutive Act. Deficiencies, last distances, time, health, and many other factors, makes dams who have the opportunity to “tag with party labels” facilitation to enter projects productive women.
Ah !, but of course, of the process is very rigid when “tracing” along with the emotions, the origin of the resources of such a program. Forgetting that welfare should be general, not acronyms involved. Take away the social spirit to make it according to their particular political interests.
So there weariness and distrust all that is called “official”.
So the ways of marginalization not shortened, nor are improved. Marginalization and social inequality before indigenous and craftswomen in the rural community, are cornered but without losing the hope that someday they can get to the right places, to have timely and preventive information, to have projected more accessible programs Based on limitations to integrate as a society or, more rural cooperative where are the beneficiaries. Foul greater sensitivity and decide who project budget allocations.
This is still pending for the benefit of native or indigenous rural women task.
While the trip was rewarding for those who walk in the ways of social assistance and sharing of other ideas and motivations field with those women that continue to feed back and still in the marginalization and poverty flipped at us with eyes of hope and faith with those roots entrenched as mesquite, Chinese pole, poplars, willows and large firm sahuaros of the mountains.
You may have to exhaust the memory of the many times I have gone out to meet other visits characters “sellers of illusion” in times of electoral harvest. Forgotten faces that they did not return at them by those same roads to them are those of his daily life and that the others were steps and gait of the event.
But as good sowing faith and hope, to bring up their families, there are hopeful turning back and smiling, some more folds in their firm faces but as winners warriors of all their battles, sometimes embroidering illusions, weaving their dreams with more emotions and increasing experience now magnify those generations that follow them and not give in to the new trends and developments in other mechanized arts … their looms, their embroidery, fabrics and crops … continue motivated by their recycled nostalgia, continue to resist storms.
The nobility of these women of a thousand battles are embodied in their shy smiles, gestures who still guarding their faith and want to believe again and proves to embrace, in the handshake and pat the possibility that arrives and are presented as the opportunity to leave the ostracism, to make known that they are there to soldier who wish to teach and promote what good they do and, before our eyes we present it as a craft that comes from traditional teaching great-grandmothers, grandmothers, mothers, and now daughters and granddaughters … what for them is “continuing the tradition of craft and even” kill time “keeping you busy, for us it is a real art, they can be very profitable.
Only they lack the main thing: the dissemination and support spaces created for your remote handmade works there until the limits of two entities, Sonora and Sinaloa.
We love and excite these women still in the plain that prove productive reaching for their creativity, apart from not drop your dreams and less hope there will always be a new opportunity to emerge and grow into all that education is increasingly. It goes like that roots branching trees and you well entrenched in the mountains, in the plain or outside their homes.
The visit to the community Masiaca almost two hours away, starting from the municipal seat of Navojoa, on this occasion was to identify occupations and activities that highlight their native traditions, accompanied by social actions with their environment and reality of these tasks reach their hands to continue weaving, pulling threads and deshebrar rebozos, embroidered with threads and draw reach machined and duplicate productions to a wider market, but if to get to expose your manual effort by a space or museum where they could market organized.
It’s so easy to help them weave their dreams and make reality is enough, a little more than mere will. Social commitment is required with these heads and women who have managed to empower. And, in this regard is should be. Just if they are breaking new ground in that long career of equal rights and opportunities to reach the control of decisions. Those already, fail to add and broader project for which are waiting there in that society fields.
We reached the place of this chronicle of communal life in a social task twinned with the AC spaces where head who makes DiGIR and channeling efforts to other associations working to achieve equal support and resources that lead to detect these desagualdades Foundation society and promoting related projects that will expand the coverage of beneficiaries. But back to the task duplicate and commitment of having to return with results agenda, but at the same time with benefits they would allow them not only hopeful to continue.
For our part, in addition to disseminate and promote their handiwork, we brougt their dreams with more enthusiasm and hopes across a handcrafted work that still does not re brought the task of creating, organizing the third gastronomic and cultural diffusion Regional Fair to achieve expose and publicize the tourism market of San Carlos, Guaymas, Sonora, whole art of our indigenous communities, a task that has saddled the Food Bank of Guaymas Civil Association, with the mere desire to help and offer new revenue expectations to those families living in poverty in remote native populations of the progress of a City.