The Indigenous Business Confederation of Mexico (COEIM) was set up in October 2014.
The Indigenous Tourism Network of Mexico (RITA) is a development alternative for indigenous peoples. Through environmental conservation and the reappraisal of culture, RITA has spent over ten years giving indigenous entrepreneurs a voice in the tourism sector.
This initiative led to COEIM, which now has 85 companies in 22 states with members from 33 indigenous people. In order to create all kinds of businesses, not just tourism firms, this confederation is trying to establish an ethical framework and fair rules for member companies.
Indigenous peoples’ quest for fair treatment is an ongoing battle. However, organizations such as COEIM strengthen their members, offering them a supportive platform to enable them to continue working.
We invite you to find out about an ecotourism project in the Lacandon Rainforest, which is also a sustainable economic and productive alternative for local people: Canto de la Selva.