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USAID and the US State Department fund a number of programs around the world that are focused on financial development. The administration of these programs is farmed out to a number of organizations, both for- and not-for-profit, who in turn … Continue reading
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For some among us August 21 is the long-awaited day of the total solar eclipse. For those of us in the Kenan-Flagler Class of 2018, today is the first day of our second school year of classes. I have a … Continue reading
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As I traveled around Nicaragua and spoke to more and more people involved in the Peace Corps Entrepreneurial Education program, I found out more and more about a big change that the government made in the high school entrepreneurship curriculum. … Continue reading
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I’m on a bit of a hot streak with facilitating some great teacher trainings, and I am highlighting what it is I do with the teachers here on the blog. This post is an explanation of my second teacher training … Continue reading
This is Part 3 of a three part diary style blog post on Entrepreneurship Competition Season. Part 1. Part 2. And apologies for how long it took to write and post this. I lost a bit of motivation to write about the event … Continue reading
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Tagged business competition, congress, creativity, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship competition, grant, grant writing, grants, innovation, Managua, Nicaragua, star apple
My article on food processing is not the only economics-related article making its way around the Peace Corps Nicaragua. Another Volunteer recently wrote a blog post about women in micro-finance in Nicaragua. I wanted to take the opportunity of my article … Continue reading
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This is Part 2 of a three part diary style blog post on Entrepreneurship Competition Season. Part 3 will be posted after the National Entrepreneurship Competition on November 18. Click here for Part 1. I thought that after the Municipal Competition I … Continue reading
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Tagged band, candy, competition, creativity, Departmental Entrepreneurship Competition, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship competition, event planning, innovation, León, master of ceremonies, MC, musical band, Nicaragua, planning, Telica, vase
Today was one of the bi-weekly tertulias held in the León Central Plaza (everyone here calls it the central park, but it resembles nothing of a park and resembles everything of a plaza, so I suppose it could be translated … Continue reading
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Tagged business, candy, civic life, coconut, condiments, creativity, education, entrepreneurship, innovation, iron, margins, onion, onions, plaza, profit, profit margin, return on investment, RoI, sales, teacher, teaching, vinegar