Asociación de Mujeres Ixpiyakok ADEMI
We are a civil organization of indigenous women of the Mayan culture, we support and work in solidarity with rural development, promoting the empowerment and autonomy of women in the various areas of their daily lives.
ADEMI has installed capacities, generated experiential changes and fostered development opportunities for Mayan women, from the locality to the national level, in the defense of their rights and power relations.
"Mayan Women Weavers of Wisdom, Sowers of Development"
Our products are native and creole seeds, basic grains, vegetables, legumes, fruit trees and forestry.
We offer the following services in health, education, agroecology, and local economic development.
We offer the following programs:
- Health: nutrition and its monitoring, adolescent sexuality and reproduction, ancestral medicines, maternal and child health.
- Education: political and civic participation adolescents and indigenous women.
- Agroecology: agriculture, native and creole seeds, integral plots, family and collective gardens, modules of backyard animals and sustainable traditional agriculture.
- Local Economic Development: fair trade, rural economic alternatives and productivity and development.
We focus on malnutrition, lack of political participation and education, lack of economic opportunities; Comprehensive development of Mayan women is carried out.
To date we have impacted:
- 375 girls and boys under five years of age and pregnant and lactating women reduced acute and chronic malnutrition.
- 625 women local economic development through small businesses.
- 16 women participate in decision-making spaces in the governmental political system.
- 475 adolescent girls do advocacy in their communities.
We use a baseline and closing line data, a monitoring and evaluation system, a digitized database, a weight and height system, nutritional diagnoses, among others, to measure our impact.
Size and/or structure
Today there are 125 community promoters who facilitate institutional work.
There are four programs for health, education, agroecology and local economic development.
We have 1,725 active partners and beneficiaries.
Strengthening the capacities of partners and key personnel of the institution.
Constant and direct care in rural communities.
Awareness and participation spaces for women's human rights.
Provide services with quality and warmth and community cultural relevance.
Achieve the empowerment and autonomy of Mayan women at all levels and aspects of daily life.