Franco is 94 years old and is the President of the Livestock Association in Ixtepec.

“I love the countryside and the work here. I am a farmer. I know the work of the countryside. I know what is lacking. And although I have received only a bit of formal education, I have experience working the soil. I am 94 years old. I’m already old, but I still want to and can work.

In Ixtepec we lack support for farmers — equipment, well construction, etc. We need to do something so that the people will return to work in the countryside. I imagine for Ixtepec a future where the countryside is planted and green and people are working the soil.