Sr. Yudith Pereira Rico, the new Associate Executive Director responsible for the office of Solidarity in Rome, is a Religious of Jesus and Mary from Spain, with 17 years of mission life in Africa. With a background training in Agricultural Engineering specialised in rural development and building, she has been working in education in different fields: in formal primary, secondary and high school as director and teacher, in teacher training and in capacity building with rural catechists and women in Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon. She has been project manager and administrator, fundraising for different projects. She has been project director, administrator and principal of a secondary and high school in Yaoundé until 2011. She believes Solidarity with South Sudan is a paradigm of religious life, as an inter congregational collaborative platform, that offers a new way of serving to promote Life of the most vulnerable people.