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Project Development Intern Brittany Burton sat down with Dolores Vasquez Reanda, the Guatemalan General Manager of Just Apparel, and talked about her role with Just Apparel, some of the challengesContinue Reading
August 1, 2013

Unexpectedly Finding Home

Anna Bramfeld is Natik’s newest board member and recently spent several weeks in Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala and Chiapas, Mexico visiting Natik projects. Today Anna shares more about her unexpected thoughContinue Reading
This blog entry is an excerpt of one student’s responses during an interview conducted in August of 2012 with twelve female students in Natik’s Secondary School Scholarship Program. The interviewContinue Reading
July 18, 2013

Microfinance 101

Roisin Duffy-Gideon worked as a Natik Fellow in Chiapas, Mexico from August 2012 to May 2013. A few weeks ago, she officially joined the Natik Board of Directors. Here, she reports on Natik’sContinue Reading
Amanda Flayer
July 11, 2013

Connections

  Amanda Flayer is the co-founder and director of one of Natik’s partner programs, La Puerta Abierta (Open Door) Children’s Learning Center and Library in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala, which opened in 2006. SheContinue Reading
Micaela Alvarez Perez is the co-founder and supervisor of the Veredas micro loan program. She has a masters degree in social anthropology and has been working in sustainable development inContinue Reading
Roisin Duffy-Gideon worked as a Natik Fellow in Chiapas, Mexico from August 2012 to May 2013. A few weeks ago, she officially joined the Natik Board of Directors. Below, sheContinue Reading
Vicki Díaz has received loans from Natik’s partner program, Veredas, in Chiapas, Mexico. In April, we spoke with her about her thoughts on microfinance as part of the Month of Microfinance. VickiContinue Reading
Anita Smart
  Anita Smart has been the Executive Director of Natik since 2010 and has lived and worked in Chiapas, Mexico since 1987. Last week, she travelled to Santiago Atitlán, Guatemala toContinue Reading
Those who know us well know that Natik is all about trying out new ideas and learning through experience. In that spirit, we’re excited to introduce you to our latestContinue Reading