Efraín describes himself as a farmer, not as a worker. He says he has lots of gray hair but is young. His cheerful singing is proof of that. He remembers how these lands were a battlefield until recently. As we listened to his stories, heavy machinery and trucks from the palm oil company Aportes San Isidro passed by us. The noise it made, brought to mind the misfortune of this community; Intimidation, violence and forced displacement.
Efraín’s and other grandparents, leaders of the process of resistance, hope is to be able to leave as inheritance, a united community with strong ties to the earth. His dream, like that of 123 other families of this community, is that through the cultivation of the land they can live with autonomy, freedom and peace.
Naudis, recounts the difficulties she faces as a woman, wife, daughter, mother of four children and as a farmer rooted in the land committed to the process of resistance in her community. Her strength is the engine for transformation. Her hope feeds the dreams of a more just and dignified future. Naudis, maintains a firm conviction that by means of faith, unity and education, social changes that she has waited so long for are possible.