Loreto, Orellana (Amazon)

“I was born in the Amazon. I grew up playing in the forest and helping out in the farm. When we came back from school, my siblings and I worked in my father´s coffee plantation. It was a lonesome and thoughtful moment. I dreamt of going to University. My father would laugh, and thought I was crazy; Afterall, we only had enough to eat despite the long work hours. One day I went back home with my college degree under my arm, and instead of leaving, I decided to stay”.