We traveled to Mexico City to take the bus that brought us to Cuernavaca where we met with part of the Atzin family. We knew that they will have some of the samples made by the 'Weavers of Tlamacazapa' for our new collection of bags and that we will have the opportunity to learn more about the humanitarian work they do in Tlama. However, what we did not expect was to meet and learn the stories of Adriana and Tonantzin.
Adriana left Tlamacazapa two years ago after enduring seven years of domestic violence. She had only a few minutes to escape from her abuser and, unfortunately, had to make an agonizing decision. Her five year old daughter was in school at the time and Adriana knew that there was a narrow window to save her own life and escape with her three year old daughter. They both fled to Cuernavaca and knocked on the door of the house run by Atzin. The Aztin family immediately took her in and Adriana and her daughter remain there to this day.
Tonantzin is a beautiful eight year old girl adopted by Atzin as a baby since her mother was unable to take care of her. (Interestingly, the name Tonantzin means Mother Earth in their native language, Nahua) The entire Atzin team share her care and education. Tonantzin wants to be a doctor when she grows up. She is so fortunate to have many moms and an abundance of love.
Pacha Global Designs is very excited about this partnership between Atzin and the Weavers of Tlama and we cannot wait to bring their artisanship to you – with love added. To learn more about Atzin humanitarian work in Tlamacazapa, visit Atzin.org and please consider donating through Globalgiving.org.