Posted by: janetwright2guatemala | 02/10/2011

Inspiration from other volunteers

Although I do not agree with this decision by Peace Corps D.C. to cancel the Municipal Development program, it does not limit what I can do during my time here…in fact, it probably lights a greater fire in me to make a difference….

Just recently I learned of an NGO called Soluciones Comunitarias founded by 2 Peace Corps volunteers in Guatemala. Very impressive and inspiring! I will be talking with them next Wed. in their Antigua office…check out this article about them.
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/31/when-microcredit-wont-do/

 

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  1. Janet,

    Great to hear regularly how you’re doing. Your posts are the best!

    Your above post & linked article about Soluciones Comunitarias was quite interesting. I look forward to hearing about your meeting with them. But before you go you may want to checkout a group here in Seattle that also is doing some low cost high efficiency stoves in Costa Rica with a grant from a, foundation. Their stoves are super low tech, made from metal, highly energy efficient, portable & less expensive than the ones Soluciones Comunitaries is doing & may compliment their stove nicely.

    This stove is produced by a group called Seattle Biochar. Their website is: http://www.seachar.org/.

    If you’re on Facebook, they have much better information there, then their website at: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=783128635#!/album.php?aid=248514&id=49468646887.

    They work out of a foundry in Ballard and one of their partners there is someone I know. Take care.

    Jon


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