Sep 29, 2012

Next on Mesa Pública: “Living on One Dollar – a Journey into Guatemala’s Poverty problem” (Audio)

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“LIVING ON ONE DOLLAR – A JOURNEY INTO GUATEMALA’S POVERTY PROBLEM”

Mon, October 1, 2012  - 8 AM PST/10 AM CT/Noon EST - 30 mins

Monday's show is called “Living on One Dollar – A Journey Into Guatemala’s Poverty Problem” with our special guests: Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci.

Zach and Chris are Executive Directors and Co-Founders of Living on One. The company's first feature film, Into Poverty: Living on One Dollar, follows the journey of Zach, Chris and two filmmakers as they try to live on just $1 a day for eight weeks in rural Guatemala. The film's teaser videos have received over 580,000 views on YouTube, and the project has been featured in the Huffington Post and at TEDx Buenos Aires. Zach and Chris are currently touring the country speaking and hosting screenings of the film at 25 universities and 8 major cities around the U.S. 

Hosts: Kara Andrade, Dana Warren & Nic Wirtz

For more information see our show page. Call in during the show  (714) 816-4717

Kara Andrade is an Ashoka fellow working in Central America. She is co-founder of HablaCentro.com, a local mobile-driven network of regional citizen information websites in Latin America where contributions can be anonymous.

Dana Warren is a Frontier Market Scout working for Pomona Impact, a group of impact investors. She graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in International Studies with a concentration on environmental studies and a focus on Latin America. You can read more about her work on her blog.

Nicholas Wirtz is a freelance journalist in Guatemala since 2005. In 2010, he was asked to help brand Antigua, one of Guatemala's leading tourist destinations and recently started working with Kara Andrade as editor of the Vozz project website at Vozz.com.gt

Guest: Chris Temple is an avid adventurer and big thinker. On a gap year from university, he worked for Grameen Trust to launch new microfinance organizations in New York, Mexico, Guatemala and Colombia before founding the student microfinance organization, MFI Connect. He has also worked at the advocacy and communications consulting firm, Global Health Strategies, and is now applying all his experiences to co-launch Living on One; a non-profit production company that creates media to educate and inspire young people to confront global poverty.

Zach Ingrasci’s journey to become a “disruptive storyteller” began while working for a small Mexican microfinance program. Ever since, he has continued to focus on the intersection of the creative arts, business and sustainable development. Zach’s work experience includes strategy consulting at Deloitte Consulting LLP as well as working for Freedom From Hunger on the ground in Ecuador and growing MFI Connect to become the largest student microfinance network in the world.

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