Dona Mari

Artist: Carol Rubi

Medium: Photography

Artist Statement: Maria de Jesus, or Dona Mari as her community knows her, is an inspiring and resilient woman from Honduras. Despite being unable to read or write, Dona Mari sells the beans, corn, carrots, and rice that she grows on her own land for income. Because of this, she is able to pay for her daughter’s education. Now, due to ongoing droughts, Dona Mari has to supplement her income with domestic work in Tegucigalpa.


Artist Biography: #Connected2: Climate and Food Systems is created by GOAL’s NextGen Youth members from across Ireland, Ethiopia, Honduras, Malawi, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. Through the pertinent themes of Global Food Systems and Climate Change, participants learned how each relates to global citizenship and development. They created this photo exhibition to share their learnings with you and hope to raise awareness of how climate change is affecting our food systems.