Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Words that show how to share global solidarity

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director, Latin America You represent the symbol of the struggle that is giving hope to this world, showing that resistance is a valid strategy.

February 18, 2016

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

De la comunidad al Congreso: Un organizador elegido en Guatemala (Entrevista)

Por Katherine Zavala, Director Regional, América Latina [In English here.] Leocadio Juracán, recién elegido representante al Congreso de Guatemala, y coordinador general del CCDA, grupo concesionario de Miles de Afluentes. En…

February 18, 2016

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

From the community to Congress: An organizer elected in Guatemala (Interview)

By Katherine Zavala, Thousand Currents Regional Director, Latin America [En español aqui.] Leocadio Juracán, newly-elected Guatemalan Congressman and general coordinator of Thousand Currents grantee, CCDA. Photo courtesy of Leocadio Juracán. In an unprecedented…

February 16, 2016

AfricaFood Sovereignty

We are organized and we know what we want, says leader of global movement of peasant farmers

An interview with Elizabeth Mpofu, Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum and La Via Campesina General Coordinator.

February 08, 2016

AsiaGrassroots Leadership

Supporting earthquake survivors: A report from Women Awareness Centre Nepal

When the devastating April 25 earthquake hit Nepal, taking 9000 lives and destroying almost 280,000 homes, the Women Awareness Centre Nepal (WACN) sprang into action to respond. They quickly assessed the needs on…

January 06, 2016

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Guatemalan Amaranth and Vegetable Soup

Ever had amaranth? Its seeds are cooked and used like a grain, much like quinoa. Recognized for its high nutritional value, the leaves are also edible, like this healthy soup shared with…

November 27, 2015

Our Community

Gratitude… beyond human calculation

By Rajasvini Bhansali, Thousand Currents Executive Director What we have to be grateful for at Thousand Currents this year is… life.   On November 6th, two Thousand…

November 25, 2015

Grassroots LeadershipLatin America

Quesadilla: Guatemalan Cheese Coffeecake

November 17, 2015

Food SovereigntyLatin America

A day to celebrate corn in Mexico

(En español aquí) María Estela Barco Huerta in the DESMI office in Chiapas. Mexico celebrates the National Day of Maize on September 29. Thousand Currents Regional Director Katherine Zavala recently interviewed…

September 30, 2015

Our Community

Is “poverty porn” making a comeback? IDEX in NPR

In NPR’s Goats & Soda blog today, Thousand Currents’ Director of Communications Jennifer Lentfer was quoted in the story, “At What Point Does A Fundraising Ad Go Too Far?”…

September 30, 2015