Columbia, Wounaan women lead recovery from deadly floods

Torrential rains ravaged much of Colombia in 2011, killing hundreds and making thousands homeless. But the women of the indigenous Wounaan people on the Pacific coast of Colombia have overcome adversity: with their werregue handicrafts, they are rebuilding their lives and securing their families’ livelihoods. “At times we lost hope and thought we would have to move away from here,” said Daira Chiciliana, a young artisan in the city of Litoral de San Juan in Chocó. Here, the Wounaan, known to … [Read more...]

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