- Even it Up
“My mother and father were farmers; I have worked with land since childhood. I know how working in a field can be toil but also a pleasure.”
Carmelina is one of the most important leaders within the Movement of Indigenous Peoples for the Right to Water. Her vocation as community leader started when she was very young, in her own home, where she was always taught to strive for human dignity:
“My family has always been known to give advice and support people. Everybody in our village used to come to our house and my grandmother would receive them with open arms.”
Today, through Flor y Campo, an association she runs, she promotes and disseminates the rights of Indigenous and Afro-Mexican Peoples, in her home state of Oaxaca, in central Mexico.
“We’re fighting to preserve the water, so it can continue being a source of life for our boys and girls in the future.”
For Carmelina, only together and united can we improve access to basic rights, which is essential to fight inequality.
Photo: Wolf Dieter Kublun/Oxfam
We live in a world where a select few have more money than they could spend in several lifetimes, while millions of people around the world struggle to have access to water, food, education and healthcare. Join Oxfam’s Even It Up campaign, to call on world leaders to end extreme inequality: https://act.oxfam.org/mexico/iguales-es-hora-de-cambiar-las-reglas-2
Read more about our campaign here: https://act.oxfam.org/international/even