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Blog Tag: Community Building

Illusions of Nonprofit Culture in Ecuador: My Intentions

The first time I met an Ecuadorian nonprofit was in the summer of 2015. I came to Ecuador for the summer to get some boot-in-the-mud experience during my master’s degree and spent six weeks at

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The Impact that Ecuadorian Women Have Had on Me…

[caption id="attachment_819" align="alignnone" width="648"] Maria Jose, Maribel, Rocio, and Priscila - 4 Ecuadorian women who lead nonprofits, and who have given me so much more than I could ever give in return <3[/caption]   When

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A Marylander in Ecuador: My Perspective Post-April 2016 Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Ecuador with devastating effects on April 16, 2016. The impact was felt around the country, but those on the pacific coast endured the worst of it. The

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