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EcoColors Helping Mayan Communities

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EcoColors has been fortunate enough to help a couple of Mayan communities to develop productive projects that encourage them to conserve the jungle habitat plus increase their quality of life.

Located in the heart of the state of Quintana Roo, the Maya area is mainly composed of small rural communities inhabited by descendants of the Maya rebels.  Its territory includes the municipalities of Felipe Carrillo Puerto and José María Morelos, both municipalities represent the cultural identity of the Mexican Caribbean and both historic sites are important because of their participation in the Caste War in 1847. Communities in the Maya area witnessed for more than half a century of the major battles of the Maya people against the government of his time. Today they still preserve their customs, the Mayan language, and the traditions and ways of life just as two centuries ago.

One of the projects we participated in was the production of honey.  Beekeeping (honey production) has become a common practice that helps the economic livelihood of many families. The production conditions remain poor and the communities do not have the necessary equipment to improve it and increase it. In this project, money from several customers of EcoColors was donated to the Community Selva Azul and now they are producing honey on their own.

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