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Alternative EconomiesLatin America

Why Invest in Women?

The following was written by Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents’ current Regional Director for Latin America and former Program Manager of Grassroots Alliances, after her site visit to Mexico. I’ve just returned from…

October 25, 2011

Climate JusticeLatin America

Meet Elvira Sanchez

Elvira Sanchez Toscano helped to found Institute for Overcoming Urban Poverty (ISMUGUA) over a decade ago with community groups in the urban shantytowns of Guatemala City. Through ISMUGUA, Elvira has helped develop…

August 11, 2011

Our Community

The Fuel to Do More: A Donor’s Perspective

By Ravi Agarwal, as told to Deborah Goldberg, Independent Consultant and former Thousand Currents Communications Manager Traveling and volunteering have always been important parts of my life, and I had wanted to…

July 26, 2011

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

South African Environmental Justice Leader Shares Vision during US Trip

By Isabel Alface, Journalist and Thousand Currents Volunteer Desmond D’Sa, a key leader in the South African climate justice movement and chairperson of Thousand Currents partner South Durban Community…

June 24, 2011

Our Community

Crossing the River: Adventures in India’s North Eastern States

By Rajasvini Bhansali, former Thousand Currents Executive Director, on her trip to Northeastern states of India – where Thousand Currents has expanded – to meet with potential…

December 30, 2010

AfricaGrassroots Leadership

IDEX Partners Angus Gillis and Biowatch in the News!

In November and December, two of IDEX’s* partner groups in South Africa were featured in the news! Angus Gillis* was featured in the most recent edition of Business Link out…

December 28, 2010

Climate JusticeLatin America

Migration, Climate Change, and Action

In honor of International Migrants Day, we present to you an eye-opening conversation between Thousand Currents’ Katherine Zavala and Ñepi Behña‘s Adriana Welsh. Ñepi Behña is a Thousand Currents partner based in the…

December 18, 2010

Alternative EconomiesLatin America

Patrociña’s Story

Patrociña’s community is one of 15 currently receiving support through APROSADSE’s Agroecology Program, which provides loans and training to groups and individuals for income-generating projects, such as livestock rearing. These are lucrative…

October 20, 2010

AsiaClimate Justice

The Connection Between Food and Water Security

By Rajasvini Bhansali, former Thousand Currents Executive Director After a 4-hour journey from Jodhpur, Shashi Tyagi, Rahul Mishra, Abdul (all GRAVIS employees) and I arrive in Kolu Nimbyat village in Western Rajasthan’s…

August 11, 2010

Alternative EconomiesLatin America

Harvesting Agave For Bath Sponges

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director, Latin America Today I traveled 2 hours north of Mexico City to the state of Hidalgo. Hidalgo’s capital is Pachuca. 45 minutes from…

August 19, 2009