For those who may not know, the door is closing on my time in Bolivia. Learn about where I’m going, what I’ll be working on, and how you can keep in touch.
I’m pretty sure Pachamama reserves a special place in hell for people in Bolivia that “betray” their vegetable ladies. It’s something so ingrained in the culture, that it never even crosses my mind to break this rule. If it did, it would probably make my stomach roll. Here’s why:
In 2012, a friend, Kevin, told me a story that I wouldn’t soon forget: A client wants to purchase all of your products. A dream come true, right? Not for one woman working in Cochabamba’s gigantic cancha market.
South Americans take buses everywhere. It takes a little while to get used to this kind of travel, but now that I’ve lived here for over two years, I prefer this method of travel in certain instances.
This week marks two years that I’ve lived and worked in the city of Cochabamba, Bolivia. It’s been a happy, productive, and very insightful two years. But, things have changed very radically for me in 2014. I’m still very content, and doing fulfilling work. However, I’ve changed professions, and have seen drastic changes in my […]
I can’t wait to see the calendar turn to September. August saw me visit far too many hospitals, clinics, and pharmacies. When one health problem went away, another came along right after. Nearly the entire month, I’ve been on at least one antibiotic.
Hello, my name is Alex and I’m a hater. Sadly, working in development requires me to be one. These days, everybody thinks that they can help. But they can’t help everywhere. Don’t get me wrong, I thoroughly enjoy working in Bolivia, and I am very grateful for the chance that Sustainable Bolivia has given me […]
This week, I’ve taken the time to read a little more about the unfortunate homophobic situation developing in Russia. Without getting into too many details, I wouldn’t be too surprised to see recent legislative moves in the country begin to spiral into a stripping of LGBT rights over the next few months.