Mexico - Maya Vinic - LIMITED OFFERINGCoffee Exchange
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The Producers' Union Maya Vinic is comprised of about 500 coffee farming families located in highland communities in the municipalities of Chenalhó, Pantelhó and Chalchihuitán, in Chiapas, Mexico. Guided by a reverence for Mother Earth, the collective operates with a deep respect for local culture and language, and traditional forms of self governance.
In the aftermath of the Acteal Massacre in 1997,the founding members of "Las Abejas," a network of Liberation Theology Catechists, envisioned the cooperative, Maya Vinic, as a foundation for a new life after great loses caused by political strife. The founders spent the next 3 years organizing, training, reclaiming land, and communicating, both locally and externally, to build a better alternative to the life they had come from. With a mind towards care and respect for their natural resources, sustainability, and the continued education of it's production partners, the collective strives to produce consistent, high-quality coffee, while building a strong social economy that improves the lives of it's farmers.