Meet the Puerto Rican sisterhood reinventing the island's future after Maria

A community volunteer planting new crops at Huerto Semilla, an urban garden at the University of Puerto Rico.

(CNN)A year ago, Hurricane Maria tore into Puerto Rico, obliterating power grids, decimating farms, flattening homes and wrecking the local economy.

Maria came on the heels of Hurricane Irma -- sister-storms that would forever change the fate of the island.
But even as Maria churned, another sister-storm raged on. This one involved a sisterhood of Puerto Ricans, some living on the island, others part of the diaspora in the US mainland.
Most of these women have never met, but together they display a raw human resolve capable of reinventing the island's future.
    Right now they are rebuilding Puerto Rican homes, restoring farms, installing solar power grids and seeking to transform the local economy -- all motivated by a heartfelt wish for the island they call home to become whole again.
    These are their stories.

    THE HOUSE THAT WOMEN BUILT

    Maria Gabriela Velasco (L) and Carla Gautier (R), co-founders of housing startup HiveCube in Puerto Rico.
    Carla Gautier is a