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CAC is a grassroots organization with representatives from several communities in four municipalities in Cabañas province, north in the country. The organization was established in 2005 to fight against contaminated filling material being deposited in the community. From there, they have grown to be active in the resistance to open mining. They cooperate with other organizations in the country to protest against the metal mining, and fight for the right to live in healthy environment.

Norwegian People's Aid has supported their work for organizational development and training since 2006. Because of its resistance to the mining operations, four leaders of the organization were killed between 2009 and 2011. In 2011 they won the CAC Goldman Prize for their work.