Uekani

Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, Central America
Uekani is a Franco-Mexican assocation created so that the native inhabitants can speak, be heard and sell their creations for what they are truly worth.

Volunteering Activities

Administration
Fundraising
General
Human Rights Work
Microfinancing
Web Work

What We Need

Hello! We are an NGO working in San Cristobal de las Casas - Chiapas or Oaxaca city (depends of the season), Mexico, developing a project with some people in the surrounding indigenous communities, our goal is to make a site in which you can learn about the lifestyles, art and difficulties that the people of the communities are experimenting, also we are trying to make a sustaintable project in which they can have access to better job opportunities.

We constantly need help, in a lot of areas, to develop our site and project. We do not give tours, and we have to respect the privacy and life of the communities, we go their when we need it, but not every day. You can learn a lot about them with us, we will share our knowledge with you with pleasure. We need persons with experience in :
Social networks
Commerce - international commerce
Community managment
Publicity or similar
Online sells
That can help us to positionate our website, edit it and improve it

We also need constantly products photographers, models, writers, video editors... San Cristobal is a really lovely village, a really magic place, you will love it ! :)

When & Who

Yes, we require a minimum of 1 Month
Individuals

What we Provide

Accommodation

We can offer you a small and cosy room, hot water, internet, a basic breakfast (eggs, tea or coffee, fruit) water to drink, a place to cook etc

Our Fees

$4 daily

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Contact Person

Aurélie
Panoramica del Fortin, Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico.
28% response rate

Other Ways to Help

We need you to have your own computer

Additional Info about Us

5 to 10 people

Uekani means love for the P'urhépecha, the indigenous people of central western Mexico
"The Love you give to others".
Uekani works in order to remind us how much the world is filled of wisdom to share and beautiful diversity. One of our main goals is to show that textiles can be made with passion and natural products, far away from factory slavery and the use of petroleum-based textiles.

Throughout this wonderful adventure we show you the process, the effort, the love, and what each hand crafted item represents for these artists. At the Uekani Studio, each piece of craftsmanship is handmade in good conditions with natural material mixing ancestral knowledges & modern trends.

If we do not care enough to preserve the traditions of these indigenous people, we are going to lose one of our greatest cultural heritages