In October, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Alejandra Peña Pous, the General Director of nonprofit organization Mayama and THNKer from THNK Class 14, during FSTVL, THNK’s annual event for THNKers.
She had just presented a series of photographs of some of the children her organization has helped, taken by Dutch photographer Alex Zeverijn, whose work focuses on key social issues in everyday life. As I spoke to Alejandra, her warmth and compassion for these children became palpable. "This is a problem that the whole world faces but nobody wants to look at," she says. "More than 20 million children in Mexico live in poverty, five million of them in extreme poverty. If we don't let our children have healthy childhoods and growth, we are not going to be able to solve climate change and many other issues we are facing."