Name:   Ricardo Garcia         

  Age:    32

  Nationality:    Spanish

  Place of Birth:   Madrid

  Present Job:    Water and Sanitation Engineer, Hope International,    Kamekwilu

Former Job: Worked for Hope in Angola, Columbia and South Sudan. Before working for Hope Ricardo worked as a civil and environmental engineering consultant for Earthmatters Consulting Group in London.

Achievements: Climbed Annapurna IV in 1999 with the Madrid Mountaneering Association. Finalist in the 1988 Spanish National Cross Country Championships. Winner of  Umberto Neruda Poetry Award at Madrid University.

Favorite movie: Los Amantes de Circulo Polar

Favorite music: Mana, Funk Como Le Gusta and Acda en de Munnik (started to listen to it with Petra and now really loves dutch music)

Hobbies: Keeping fit, windurfing, climbing and mountaneering

Reason for Joining Hope: " I love to work and experience different cultures and to get a better understanding of the world around me".