Evangelista Garcia is 74 years old and has been working for 50 years as a grassroots community activist. She is a member of the board of trustees and vice president of Plataforma Comunitaria WAGUCHA, a Honduran federation network. Ms. Garcia works with community agricultural organizations to promote the protection of nature. She also manages programmes for her municipality on housing for low income women, and on land donations for community schools.
Ms. Garcia is an expert advisor to youth within her community and has received several awards from three of her country’s presidents in recognition of her contribution as a development manager in the community.