BUILD: Latin America

BUILD LA Hosts lecture on the roots of Micro Finance Organization Accion in Latin America

by tuftsigl
 BUILD LA Hosts lecture on the roots of Micro Finance Organization Accion in Latin America Dec 02

In this speaker event co-hosted with Students Helping Honduras, David Firth Bard, manager of institutional partnerships at Accion, spoke about Accion's model and roots in Latin America, as well as gave overviews of financial inclusion in both Ecuador and Honduras, sites of BUILD's projects. He also spoke in detail of how Accion differs from other leading micro finance organizations such as Kiva through its Center for Financial Inclusion in DC and emphasis on network partnerships. David also comes from a religious studies background, so he also spoke about the connection between his divinity school studies to his financial services provision career.

Oct 27

Brandeis University professor spoke with Institute for Global Leadership student groups on philosophy of development

by tuftsigl

BUILD India and BUILD LA hosted an informative and engaging discussion last night with the Director of the Center for Global Development and Sustainability at Brandeis, Laurence Simon.

Sep 08

Visiting a School in Imbabura, Ecuador by Cristina da Gama

by tuftsigl

Nitya and I have recently returned from Quito, Ecuador, where we had the opportunity to visit schools, NGOs, communities, and beautiful landscapes.

Sep 07

AVANTI and the Koombook Program by Cristina da Gama

by tuftsigl

During our trip to Ecuador, Nitya and I met with 10 different NGOs. We spoke with them about the Koombook Program, a project that implements digital portable libraries in vulnerable communities. I am very excited about the meeting we had with AVANTI.

Aug 31

Starting a Digital Library Program in Ecuador by Nitya Agrawal

by tuftsigl

This summer, Cristina and I from BUILD Latin America got the chance to travel to Ecuador for a week to meet with NGOs, visit schools, and speak about our digital library program.

Nov 23

Global Impacts: Questioning How Tufts Engages Abroad

by miaellis

GlobeMed at Tufts, Timmy Global Health, BUILD India, BUILD Latin America, Engineer Without Borders, Tufts Hillel, the Tufts Rwanda Trip, the Tufts International Relations Program, and the Tufts Anthropology Department

Oct 05

Social Entrepreneurship with NGO Executive Director Molly Fisher

by miaellis

BUILD Latin America hosted NGO Executive Director Molly Fisher to share her experience and wisdom as a social entrepreneur.

Jan 22

BUILD: Nicaragua Spring 2013 Updates

by tuftsigl

Five BUILD members just returned from a very efficient and successful 10-day trip over winter break to Matagalpa and Jinotega, located in the northern mountainous coffee-growing regions of Nicaragua.

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