CHIMISKOLI: Investing in People
The significance of culture is the collective celebration of traditions that affirm societal learning through shared experiences encompassing language, beliefs, artistic expression, and food. The sounds, objects, and aromas that fuel cultural memory have the power to be carried from generation to generation, across borders, and through time.
Recognizing economic disparity around the world, socially conscious businesses that create new opportunities to strengthen networks, provide economic empowerment, gender equality, and social protections for the vulnerable, have paved the way for a more compassionate and responsible business model.
It is with this spirit that CHIMISKOLI was born. Recognizing the culture and history of the families who have cultivated and protected their crops for generations, Chimiskoli founder and owner Lorena Márquez made a conscious decision to devote her expertise and energy toward developing an infrastructure that would help “susceptible Mexicans.” Her father worked in the coffee business, and as a young person, Lorena spent an enormous part of her childhood visiting the different plantations and the families and children who worked the fields in Chiapas. When she finished her university studies, Lorena wanted to apply her education in a way that would benefit her culture and her community.
Our partnership seeks to share the stories behind Chimiskoli through text and imagery, offering a multidimensional facet of the human experience.