Sofia Gatica - Winner of the Goldman Prize 2012

Sofia Gatica – Protects Her Community

An inspiring woman blocks the use of pesticides in her area and protects her community.Thirteen years ago, Sofía Gatica gave birth to a daughter. Three days later, the baby’s kidneys failed. The working-class mother of three was determined to find out what killed her child.She began talking to her neighbors in Ituzaingó, a working-class neighborhood of 6,000 in central Argentina surrounded by soy fields, and became alarmed at the prevalence of unexplained health problems plaguing her community.

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Read more about her contribution from Goldman Prize website.

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