Angélica Torres is 71 years old and she’s determined to save the world one tree at a time.

Forest of Hope is her story.

Angélica Torres lives in a small mountain town surrounded by Cumbres National Forest, also known as “The Lungs of the Region”. Clear cutting and fires have destroyed over 30% of the forest. 

In 2006, determined to protect what’s left, Angélica started Women United for the Conservation of Laguna de Sanchez, built a greenhouse and rallied the women of her village to plant new trees. 

In 2015, she partnered with The Nature Conservancy, an organization dedicated to balancing the wellbeing of nature and humans. Together they are replenishing the forest, reinventing the community and reminding us all that you’re never too old to change the world.