Back in November, GJEP received a request from the community of Amador Hernández, Chiapas, to help them collect funds to bring a shipment of supplies from Mexico City. The request came in the wake of our work uncovering the Mexican authorities’ withdrawal of government medical services to the community (documented in this video).Even with our extremely scarce resources, we were able to mobilize our members and supporters to quickly raise the bulk of the money the community requested. This kind of direct funding support falls outside of the immediate mission of the organization, but well within our values and commitment as participants in social struggle — and so we are pleased and humbled to share the brief letter of appreciation we’ve just received from the community authorities in Amador Hernández.The letter ends with a phrase in Tzotzil — Te Nix Ya Llil sba Te me Yax Chamotik ta Lucha. For more context, and another look at where that phrase fits in, see Jeff Conant and Orin Langelle’s article in Z magazine, Turning the Lacandon Jungle Over the Carbon Market.– the GJEP team
By this means we want to extend our most sincere gratitude for the efforts you have made in raising $ 620 to make it possible to transport medicine and medical equipment to our community.
Even though we are still waiting for the funds that were raised, we express that we value immensely the effort, energy and time you have put into working for the benefit of our community. We are very pleased by the support you have given us to strengthen our health and our process of struggle.
Courage and strength in your work and struggle, we appreciate what you do and we will continue just as ready to fight from our territories and we hope to keep walking together.
Te Nix Ya Llil sba Te me Yax Chamotik ta Lucha