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Teach a Man to Fish

By |January 24th, 2014|

The ancient Chinese proverb says that if you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime.Well, the Chinese had the Social Entrepreneur Corps model down before way before we did. Let us explain…

Those words about fish were made a reality […]

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Winter Break in the Dominican Republic

By |January 21st, 2014|

As our one week Social Entrepreneur Corps Winter Break Impact program in the Dominican Republic drew to a close at the end of last week, I found myself walking around Santo Domingo’s historic Colonial Zone with my colleague, Lia, and two of our Social Entrepreneur Corps interns, Helen and Silvia. Although the program had officially ended […]

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Supporting Ecotourism with Kayak Limon

By |November 7th, 2013|

On Saturday, October 26th, the community of Los Guineos de Miches officially inaugurated a new office for their homegrownecotourism project, “Kayak Limon”. Located about four hours east of the capital, Santo Domingo, in the Dominican Republic, Kayak Limon offers guided excursions by kayak that take visitors across a freshwater lake, through a mangrove forrest and […]

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Welcome Stephen!

By |October 9th, 2013|

Stephen MacDonagh, a senior  from The College of William and Mary (a long time partner of ours), arrived in Ecuador at the beginning of September to participate in the Flex Social Innovator Program and support our team in the implementation of our MicroConsignment Model (MCM) innovation.  He is already now working closely with Euliria, an […]

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Milestone Moment

By |September 24th, 2013|

Let’s start out with an all too unfortunately familiar story…

Serving thousands of youth since 1992, Asosciación Pro Ayuda a la Niñez Nicaragüense (APAN)(Dirimaba, Nicaragua), led by Ronalds Mendieta Gutiérrez, has, not surprisingly, had to face some tough challenges along the way.  A sharp decrease in international funding as a result of the 2008 financial crisis […]

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