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By Inga Jahn in Heidelberg   "The wages are low and there is widespread discrimination against the indigenous people in his hometown. These issues really bother Samuel Gracida, from Mexico, especially because most people in his country “simply ignore them,” as he reported in an interview with RNZ.    Samuel decided to do something about it by selling hand-embroidered scarves. About three years ago, the current SRH student founded the project “Khoti.” However, the 22-year-old doesn’t view himself as a “savior.” Rather, “the 14 women involved in this project are helping themselves through their excellent work.” Khoti is simply a...

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Below is a rough translation of the article written by SRH Hochschule Heidelberg (which you can find here) in the occasion of Khoti winning a 1000 euro prize! "In October 2018, the 22-year-old Mexican Samuel Gracida, who studies music therapy at the SRH University of Heidelberg, founded the organization Khoti. In total 14 people in the US, Germany and Mexico are involved in this initiative for fair trade in Mexico: Khoti wants to protect the indigenous people from exploitation and provide them with economic security.Khoti in the indigenous language Otomi means "embroidery". "Khoti is not only what people do, but also our...

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