Category Archive: Development

What happens to Tanzanians when thieves steal their stuff?

What happens to Tanzanians when thieves steal their stuff?

Amina surprised me by kissing me on the lips when she greeted me yesterday. Normally Tanzanians shake hands (in a complicated secret-handshake kind of way). They don’t hug, as evidenced by Gudila (one of the dadas who works at Mama Luce’s, my go-to neighbourhood breakfast joint) asking me who the…

 

And Sometimes Extremists Hack Your Blog

And Sometimes Extremists Hack Your Blog

Well, that was fun. Roman emailed me the other day with a screenshot of my website, asking if there was some joke—instead of a little blog about my thoughts on life and social enterprise in Tanzania, a DOS-command-prompt-from-circa-1995-looking screen greeted me instead. Thanks to some help from Scott (love you! and…

 

On Educating Girls

On Educating Girls

I am a feminist. This post started as a desire to write about the kidnapping of 234 girls in Nigeria. Girls who were kidnapped because they were taking a physics exam. Getting an education. My physics education was rife with SpongeBob references. (Thanks, Mr. Gundrum!) I may have resented that I was…

 

Visons in Spanish

Visons in Spanish

This link will take you to a blog written by one of our fellow classmates, Erich Pacheco,  about his thoughts on Cuba, in Spanish. Las Palabras no son suficientes para describir a Cuba Photos of a street carnival by Erich … Continue reading

 

New Money

New Money

by Kyrstin Thorson 5.8.13 In 2009, the Obama Administration eased restrictions on sending remittances to Cuba. Obama removed the limit on the amount that could be sent by people in the U.S. to family in Cuba (within 3 degrees of … Continue reading

 

Private Sector Growth in the Cuban Economy

Private Sector Growth in the Cuban Economy

by: Natalie Cox 4.25.13 Since 2008, the Cuban government has slowly implemented a number of economic reforms that are stirring up activity in a previously dormant private sector. In small numbers, Cubans are now starting their own small businesses, buying … Continue reading

 

┬┐Embargo o Bloqueo?

┬┐Embargo o Bloqueo?

By Hawley Harrigan When I went to Cuba I was aware of what we call in the United States an embargo, which made it difficult, and in recent years nearly impossible, for a citizen of the United States to travel … Continue reading

 

A Taste of Co-Operation, A Day at Alamar Urban Garden

A Taste of Co-Operation, A Day at Alamar Urban Garden

   by Iris Nolasco 4.22.13 A rainy day might not be viewed to most as a day for an adventure, but my excitement grew when we neared the urban garden. Armed with my rain jacket and flip-flops I hopped off … Continue reading

 
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