Blog

Jul 31

Fostering Human Connections by Juan David Nunez Hurtado

by tuftsigl

Chapter 1: Microfinance in Ecuador

Swing at the end of the world, Baños, Ecuador.

Jul 31

A Look in to Xinjiang by Zhuangchen (JJ) Zhou

by tuftsigl

In the 100 degree heat of the Gobi desert, constructions of numerous developmental projects are underway. There are similar projects all over Xinjiang, but people either can not afford the fancy apartments or would not give up their old ways of living. 

 

Jul 30

Hope for a Nation Recovering from Civil War by Raquel and Nile

by tuftsigl

Aside from the beautiful volcanoes, vast rainforests, ancient Mayan sites, and delicious traditional plates, Guatemala still suffers many of the devastating effects of the 36-year long civil war that ended in 1996. There are many consequences resulting from the widespread human rights violations that took place during those years.

Jul 29

The Double-edged Sword of Artisan Goods by Benji Moncivaiz and Maya Ranganath

by tuftsigl

Otavalo, our home-base this summer, hosts a world-famous indigenous market. As we continue to work with a company that produces hand-made jewelry, we have begun to uncover the multi-faceted nature of artisan goods.