Luz Mila Hernandez is a community leader based in Moravia and co-leads the collective Moravia Resiste. She has lived for over 30 years in the neighbourhood and has a deep commitment to work for and with her community. Her social leadership was crucial in the negotiation with the local state of the ‘slum’ upgrading project in the 2000’s and in the processes of conflict resolution with the non-state armed actors of the territory. Her devotion to work on the social value of recycling in Moravia prompted her to find ways to improve the conditions of the people in Moravia. Currently, with Moravia Resiste she mobilises youth groups to defend the right to stay put.