MARÍA REIMÓNDEZ has been active in the field of development aid since 1994. She started working as a volunteer in Karnataka, India, and later on, in 1998, after having established contacts and experience in the work with local organisations South India she founded Implicadas no Desenvolvemento. Implicadas no Desenvolvemento is an organisation that understands poverty as a political issue and looks for its links with neocolinisation, patriarchy and capitalism. María Reimóndez is its president and the person directly linked to the planning and follow-up of projects with partners in the South. Thus, she has worked in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and specially in Tamil Nadu (India) and also in Addis Ababa and in the region of North Wollo in Ethiopia. Her theoretical work around topics related to cooperation is closely linked to her feminist and postcolonial critical standpoint. She has presented papers and lectures in different conferences such as Women’s Worlds (Madrid 2008) or the conference Transnational Feminisms (Frankfurt 2010), apart from teaching many courses both in Galicia and in Tamil Nadu.
Her experience as a volunteer led to the German organisation Kinder-Not-Hilfe to hire her as consultant for the implementation of the Self-Help-Group methodology in Haiti. She also visited the projects of this organisation in Rwanda.
All this work is closely linked to other areas in which Reimóndez is definitely active: feminisms and the Galician language struggle in particular and language diversity in general. From the point of view of feminisms, she has taken part in many theoretical and practical projects, from civil action to force the Galician Royal Academy of the Language to have more women as members through the initiative “O Xogo das Cadeiras” to support to the association of lesbian and bisexual women Nós Mesmas . She works together with the Asociación de Escritoras-es en Lingua Galega, a Mesa pola Normalización Lingüística in the promotion of the Galician language and is one of the people behind the initiative Sermos Galiza to launch a Galician language newspaper.