JOURNEYS, MEMORIES, AND ENCOUNTERS.
In our 4-day visit to Guapi, we did so much that the passage of time has blurred some specifics. Instead, what remain are fleeting flashes of vivid memories that spark a smile on my face, instances that make me cherish the life I live and the profession I’ve chosen, this quest for stories that have led me to realities often hidden from casual tourists.
Map of Guapi routes
HOW TO KNOW THE ROUTE WE TRAVELED ON OUR VISIT TO GUAPI.
- Click on the play button in the middle of the map.
- Use the arrow buttons (<o>) to open and close the control panel. In the panel you can activate, deactivate routes and select route points.
- Click on the marked points to find photos and information about our experience in Guapi.
To know the route of the Pacific Midwifery, use the button (<) to open the control panel, from there you can activate and deactivate the different routes, click on the icons to obtain more information and see the photos of each place.
Meet María Jesús and María Dominga.
María Jesús Banguera
Born in Timbiquí. She lives in the village of La Fragua, is 66 years old, and has lived half of her life practicing traditional midwifery thanks to the knowledge inherited from her aunt Maria Valencia who is still practicing midwifery at the age of 92.
She is a member of the Association of Midwives and Midwives of the Municipality of Timbiquí (ASOPARTIMBIQUÍ) with whom she provides her services in the surrounding villages of the municipality.
To contact María de Jesús call or message this number +57 317 4452750.
María Dominga Cuero Solís
Has 40 years in the craft trade, and is part of the Cooperativa Multiactiva de Mujeres Productivas de Guapi, COOPMUJERES. She is dedicated to attending the Cooperative’s store and is a weaver of handicrafts based on the Paja de Tetera and Chocolatillo that is collected in the Saija River in Timbiqui. She has 7 children, 5 of which were born with a midwife.
Although it has been difficult to advance in the materialization of this dream – due to the lack of support and resources – I have never hesitated to emphasize that DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN is part of our project of life and it is WORTHWHILE WE CONTINUE TO BET ON VISIBILIZING THE BIRTH, LIVING AND DYING IN THE TERRITORIES, from their essence. Meeting women like Nany, María Jesús, María Dominga, Jelen, Leidy, ratify that we are on the right path. The processes that safeguard ancestral knowledge work thanks to associativity. It is not just a phrase to say that together we are stronger, since this joint work in the different projects that seek to safeguard the tradition brings fruits. Guapi, how grateful I feel to connect with your people!