The EZLN commonly known as the Zapatistas has developed social and political projects. Building from the bottom up, they are creating a society where the Maya people can enjoy autonomy. As a result they can safeguard their own culture and organise their own access to education, health, and land, through forms of direct democracy.
drying coffeeWith this in mind one of these projects is the creation of small cooperatives that produce the “Cafe Rebelde” or “Zapatista coffee”. Because of this the organisation of these cooperatives has strengthened and improved access to the land and the quality of life overal