Maria Das Graças Costa

Dema Fund

Maria Das Graças Costa is a popular educator, with great experience both as a teacher and militant against social injustice in the Amazon. She was working as a teacher in an adult literacy program when she joined FASE. After joining FASE, she began working with women and men rural workers and learned the importance of the defense of common resources and women´s rights. She coordinated FASE work on women´s rights. Currently she directs the Dema Fund.