Justina Loh

About Justina Loh

Justina was born in Canada but lived the first seven years of her life in Bolivia and until the age of 17 in Venezuela before moving back to Toronto to pursue her college career. Passionate about human rights, development and health related issues, she graduated in International Development and Health Studies at the University of Toronto. While in college, she dedicated her summers working and volunteering in the areas of community development and HIV/AIDS prevention in Nicaragua, Brazil, Tanzania, and Nepal. After graduation, she moved to Mexico for two years to direct an English school and work with disadvantaged youth and children in one of the poorest outlying neighborhoods of Mexico City. Justina joined Community Enterprise Solutions and Social Entrepreneur Corps in March 2012 as a Field Consultant for the Azuay Region of Ecuador. In 2014 she became the Country Leader and since then leads operations in country. She speaks English, Spanish, Cantonese and Portuguese.
"Learn to do good. Seek justice. Defend the orphan. Plead for the widow." – Gary Haugen

An Impactful Summer (Winter) in Ecuador

Summer has officially begun! Except, because we’re just slightly south of the Equator, it’s technically winter here in Ecuador. Kicking off our summer of amazing internship programs with our sister organization Social Entrepreneur Corps, five students from the University of Notre Dame’s Student International Business Council (SIBC) are joining the Ecuador team for a 2-week […]

By |May 30th, 2014|Ecuador|0 Comments

Collaborating with Mujeres Cambia

Community Enterprise Solutions first learned about the Ecuadorian artisan group, Mujeres Cambia, two years ago through Peace Corps volunteer contacts. Every summer since then, Social Entrepreneur Corps interns have collaborated with the artisans and learned about their work and the beautiful jewelry they make from recycled materials.

Last weekend, as Regional Coordinator of the coast in […]

By |February 11th, 2014|Ecuador|Comments Off on Collaborating with Mujeres Cambia

Soap-making in Riobamba

This past week, Hilla Benzaken, the regional coordinator of the Andean region of Ecuador, accompanied the women’s association of Pulingui, Riobamba in a soap-making workshop. The idea came about after summer interns from Social Entrepreneur Corps conducted a needs analysis with eight of the coordinators of the association. The women mentioned that they were looking for […]

By |January 29th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Soap-making in Riobamba