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06 Aug 2017

Creative Ways Mexican Indigenous Women Celebrate Culture

PSYDEH-Non-Profit-NGO-for-Women-in-Mexico-Post-3319-v001-compressorOn August 6, 2017, 160 indigenous women and girls, ages 3 to 80, participated in the twenty-fifth annual Carrera de la Tortilla by running 4.5 kilometers, barefoot or sandled, each with a canasta (basket) of tortillas on their back.

Their goal? Celebrate the ancient tradition of making, distributing/selling by foot hand-made tortillas made from white, blue, yellow and red corn.

PSYDEH and women partners find inspiration in our Puebla sisters’ example. Traditions do not need to die. This women-led, outside the box project shows us a way.

¡Juntos somos mejores!

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PSYDEH is a non-profit civil association, which was formed by the initiative of a group of young women from the municipality of Santiago Tulantepec in the State of Hidalgo. PSYDEH is committed to working with and for the most vulnerable communities in the region through the promotion of a Sustainable Human Development.