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Working with vulnerable communities

February 24, 2012


While my community meetings have always ended on a very positive note, I want to be clear that it is not easy to establish a good working relationship in vulnerable communities.  You don’t just waltz into town one day and they welcome you with open arms.  My previous post may give that impression, but we […]

On the Ache vs. the Ava Guarani

May 13, 2011

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I had an interesting conversation with a volunteer from an aid organization that works with indigenous peoples in Paraguay that I think is worth repeating here.  Recently the Ache were awarded the title to Finca 470, land the Paraguayan government had guaranteed for the Ache by signing international agreements.  (For the background on the Ache […]