• HablaGuate
    I arrived in Guatemala with my own definition of what a social business is and what it can do for a country. It was a textbook definition that would quickly be shaped by my own on-the-ground experience in Guatemala and my larger goal of scouting out emerging businesses and connecting them to an investor. I am a Frontier Market Scout that’s my job. 
  • HablaGuate
    The term “social entrepreneur” was used as early as 1960 but didn’t become popular until the 1980s. The man responsible for the widespread use of the term is Bill Drayton, founder of Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. Drayton defines social entrepreneurs simply as “individuals with innovative solutions to society's most pressing social problems”.
  • Next on Mesa Pública: “Living on One Dollar – a Journey into Guatemala’s Poverty problem” (Audio)
    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. 
  • As Green As it Gets Improves the lives of Guatemalan coffee farmers
    As Green As it Gets (AGAIG), a non-profit organization focusing on economic development and environmentally sustainable agricultural practices has become one of the leaders in improving the lives of Guatemalan coffee farmers. The organization started eight years ago, working with seven farmers outside of La Antigua. 
  • HablaGuate
    Making money for money’s sake is out, making money and making a difference in the world is “in.” It could be a fad or passing trend, or it could be a “curtain raiser” for things to come. We’re seeing the beginning of a new globalized, inter-connected, inter-dependent reality. It’s the “Internet” of things, where reality itself is mimicked in the way we connect online and where the connections we create online shape the realities we live away from the Internet (if only momentarily).

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