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The Kirwan Twins Adventures We've finally graduated, so we're setting off for three months to backpack around India, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand before entering the "real world."

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Marching to Montecristi

ECUADOR | Thursday, 21 Feb 2008 | Views [884]

I marched up and down the avenue, nervous alone and with a brilliant green sleeping pad tucked under the hood of a flashy daypack reflecting in the night.  It took me three turns around the block to realize that the suspicious group huddled at the corner ... Read more >

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El Primer Encuentro de la Red de Canastas Comunitarias de Quito

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 4 Dec 2007 | Views [1868]

La Red de Canastas Comunitarias de Quito is part of a unique movement surging across urban settings in Ecuador.  "La Canasta" translates as basket, in this sense, a food basket.  The "Canastas" are groups of families, ranging from ... Read more >

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Agricultural Workshop in Guangopud

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 21 Nov 2007 | Views [933]

Early in the morning, Vicente, Antonio, and I hopped on a bus headed for Guayaquil.  About 45 minutes into our ride, we jumped off by a brick building nestled into the parámo.  The community was gathered in the building, being solicited by politicos, ... Read more >

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La Vaqueria: Workshop in an Indigenous, Farming Community

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 16 Oct 2007 | Views [832] | Comments [1]

As previously arranged, we arrived in Colta at 9 am to meet Francisco and Roberto (local community educators and World Neighbors affiliates) for a workshop in the nearby community of La Vaqueria.  With the assistance of World Neighbors colleagues (Sonia ... Read more >

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The Tricks and Trades of Transmigration

ECUADOR | Wednesday, 26 Sep 2007 | Views [507]

In 2000 when Ecuadorian currency reached a record high inflation, the government abruptly converted to US dollars.  What did this mean for Ecuadorians?  Well, for example, a family-owned home worth 800,000 sucres was suddenly a mere 4,000 dollars (excuse ... Read more >

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