Guillermina is native of Ixtepec. She used to work for the government around issues of social development.
“I love Ixtepec — its traditions, its regional dress, the festivals. But we lack jobs. We also need to think about protecting our environment and cleaning up the river. And we need more hospitals with trained staff and enough medicine to treat the people.
“I imagine a future for my community where the river is pristine without any garbage and where we have paved, illuminated and clean streets. But most importantly, I imagine an Ixtepec with its traditions vibrant and alive.