During 2011, an international company, Befesa, attempted to build a chemical waste treatment plant near the town where Carlos was born, in Peru. The "Sampedranos" know that due to the lack of information, technology and care, this plant can only mean bad news to the population.
Despite not having the proper authorization, the company had already started the construction of this plant. These actions alarmed the community which very quickly organized to help defend their land.
Through the use of networking websites & ads, we were able to gather the support of the community to hold back Befesa. However the fight isn’t over yet and the people will continue fighting.