Our work with the Poverty Stoplight is so that families improve their quality of life through an innovative, simple and effective methodology that is expanding around the world. Thanks to BYU, The Laycock Center and The Ballard Center for their support in producing this material.
Martin Burt Presents at Leaders Forum February 7, 2015
Our Executive Director, Martin Burt, presented the Poverty Stoplight methodology at the Leaders Forum in Zurich. The Leaders Forum, jointly hosted by the Avina Foundation, Viva Trust and the University of St. Gallen, focused on Shaping the Global Sustainability Agenda. Video originally posted by dreicast GmbH.
Cerrito School Hotel – Institutional
Cerrito School Hotel is a venture of the Fundación Paraguaya in its San Francisco Agricultural School. The Hotel is an attractive tourist option in the Paraguayan Chaco, which also allows guests to stay and contribute to the education of 150 young rural entrepreneurs.
Martin Burt Presents at Leaders Forum February 5, 2015
Our Executive Director, Martin Burt, presented the Financially Self-Sustainable School Model at the Leaders Forum in Zurich. The Leaders Forum, jointly hosted by the Avina Foundation, Viva Trust and the University of St. Gallen, focused on Shaping the Global Sustainability Agenda. Video originally posted by dreicast GmbH.
Martin Burt: Financially Self-Sufficient Schools and the Poverty Stoplight
ICERI 2014 Keynote Speech
During the past 10 years Martin Burt and Fundación Paraguaya have been experimenting with new education models to address two intractable social problems: access to quality education in poor countries with limited budgets and multidimensional poverty in rural villages and urban slums. After successfully piloting these programs, the financially self-sufficient school model (education that pays for itself) and the Poverty Stoplight is now being adapted to countries in Latin America and Africa, challenging conventional paradigms of how to use education in a sustainable and scalable manner to promote youth employability and eliminate poverty.
Microfranchises for low-income women
Sara and Nidia, two women participating in the Microfranchise program that Fundación Paraguaya has with the company Nutrihuevos, share their testimonies. In addition, the video explains the positive impacts that both Gustavo Koo (Nutrihuevos) and Luis Fernando Sanabria (Fundación Paraguaya) see in this alliance.
Microfranchise to eliminate poverty
Fundación Paraguaya uses Microfranchising and the Poverty Stoplight as tools to combat multidimensional poverty of Paraguayan families.
Making guitars in Paraguay
This is the inspiring story of the artisan luthier Don Aníbal Borja, a client of the Paraguayan Foundation, told by our allies organization ACCION.
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