Elvia Alvarado is a Honduran human rights activist who has been involved in several peasant organizations. She became a social activist through the Catholic Church, and organized women in the city to become nurses to distribute food to malnourished children. Currently she is the head of International Relations of the Union of Rural Workers.
Alvarado's story is told in the best selling book translated and edited by Medea Benjamin, Don't Be Afraid Gringo: A Honduran Woman Speaks from the Heart: The Story of Elvia Alvarado (ISBN 006097205X), as well as in the PBS documentary Elvia and the Fight for Land and Liberty.
- "Peace Corps Online" last accessed January 10, 2007