Portuguese activist against poverty, Maria Isabel Jonet was born in 1960. Degree in economics, began working in insurance, but when her husband went to work for Brussels, Belgium, Isabel Jonet accompanied him and went on to play the role of translator in the European Union. In 1994, she returned to Portugal and stop working in order to better monitor the growth and education of her five children. With more free time, in that year, enter as a volunteer at the Food Bank Against Hunger, a charity that raises food to distribute for people in need. After some time, assumed the presidency of the institution, which after ten years of activity had about ten thousand volunteers to collaborate and provide support to approximately 200 000 people in need. Isabel Jonet's work was recognized by the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal, who in 2005 gave him the 2005 Human Rights Award. Isabel Jonet had been before the women's magazine honored with the prize Active Women 2000.