In recent months, Teacher Maria Rangel has been working on a series of projects and workshops designed for people to share and replicate what they’ve learned, but, above all, to be able to work from home and sell their artisanal products. During the months of October and November, workshops on natural cosmetics, eco makeup, candles, zero waste and herbalism were given; as well as a finance workshop to teach them how to earn a profit from their products.
The natural cosmetic workshops are online workshops that women from the community volunteered to take. PEACE Punta de Mita paid for the online courses and the material needed for them to learn how to make each product and then replicate what they learned among small groups of women; having them in charge of contacting and coordinating participants, selecting a location, time and the logistics to teach their workshop, PEACE provided guidance at all time. A similar process was carried out with the other workshops, having a significant impact on a large number of community members.
Knowing that our projects and workshops are received with such excitement and enthusiasm by the community gives us an incredible sense of joy and pride. Hoping that this can lead to a new way to earn a living.
In addition to these workshops, we held a regional music singing contest, to keep our traditions alive and to offer people a pleasant time during their confinement. The grand winner of the contest was Francisco Narez Pineda, who won a selection of prizes with a value $ 3,500.00 pesos. Congratulations, Francisco!
To commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness month, PEACE Punta de Mita, in collaboration with the Punta Mita Hospital, Transporte MPM and the DIF Bahía De Banderas, held the Annual Campaign for the Detection of Breast Cancer. On this occasion, we were only able to aid 15 women due to COVID-19 security protocols.
The main purpose of all these projects is to aid and improve the life of these communities and its members, while at the same time having these same members work towards achieving their individual goals.