Since Mundubat started working 30 years ago, President Begoña Landaburu’s vision has been a key element since the beginning of the organisation until she passed away after returning from El Salvador. She was a visionary. She knew that general moral support to the populations suffering in Central America was not enough, and that the commitment needed a triple dimension – personal, political and economic.
Starting 2019, Mundubat remains loyal to that commitment and to carry out “small things” (“cosas chiquitas”), as Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano wrote:
“They do not end poverty,
do not remove us from underdevelopment,
do not socialize the means of production and change,
do not expropriate the caves of Ali Baba.
But they may spark the joy of doing,
and translate it into acts.
And, after all, acting on reality
and changing it, even a little,
is the only way to prove
that reality is transformable .”