DESMI: Building a New Way to Grow
An Innovative Model in Chiapas, Mexico
Imagine this: an economic model that takes the needs of the entire community into account. One that respects the rights of people and the planet. A market system that favors both the consumers and the producers.
Called “Solidarity Economy,” this ideology is what guides DESMI – one of the oldest and most reputable community-based organizations in Chiapas, Mexico.
DESMI, a Thousand Currents partner since 1992, works closely with nearly 200 indigenous communities in the state. They strengthen local grassroots organizations and provide the skills they need to build economic empowerment. What DESMI helps to create is a true alternative to the profit-over-all-else economy.