Fabiola’s story

Women farmers from Apahua community, Ecuador

“People in the cities – they make the decisions, but they don’t know what it is like here.

“They are in their offices, they cannot imagine this life – maybe if they visited, but they do not.

“Rural people eat, breathe and sleep agriculture. For this we need water. We have to protect mother earth, and care for her.”


Luis and Zoila’s story

Portrait of Zoila Baraja

“I’m an active member of the local agro-ecological collective and I want to tell you about our lives here,” says Luis Gomez from the village of El Cristal in Ecuador.

“I was born here and the reality is before this project started our soil was very bad. We had cut down many trees and we had problems with erosion and drought because of that.”