One Equal Heart supports programs in rural Tseltal Maya communities, in Chiapas, the southernmost state of México. Chiapas is home to one of the largest indigenous populations in México, including the Tseltal Maya, who number around 500,000.  

For hundreds of years, the Tseltal Maya People, like other Indigenous Peoples of the Americas, have survived despite many challenges, including poverty, discrimination and exclusion from civil society. From the time of the Spanish Conquest to the present, they have struggled to regain and defend their ancestral lands.