“Who Owns Poverty?” tour through the countryside
The “Who Owns Poverty?” book, from the CEO of Fundación Paraguaya, Martín Burt, launched in Asunción a few weeks ago, was also presented in a mini tour through the countryside, to share the anecdotes, stories and teachings of the author embodied in the book. Itauguá and Encarnación were the cities chosen for this purpose, where the protagonists -for two nights – were the clients and young entrepreneurs who are part of the programs of the Fundación Paraguaya.
In a welcoming meeting in the premises of the Ypacaraí Cooperative of the city of the Ñandutí, the CEO of Fundación Paraguaya shared some passages from the book and talked about how the idea was born to establish an organization that gives tools to working women. It was for this reason that the protagonists of the book, who were there that night, talked about their respective emotional stories of how they overcame obstacles. Committees of Women, School Enterprise Challenge, Emprendé Paraguay and of course, the Poverty Stoplight, were all there.
In Encarnación, in the auditorium of the Universidad Autónoma, also with the presence of clients and collaborators of the Fundación Paraguaya, as well as young students of the San Cosme y Damián School – one of the winning institutions this year of the School Enterprise Challenge,- and special guests, Martín Burt carried on with the stories that gave life to his book, as always, with the participation of its protagonists.
“I was about to fail, until I found the Emprendé Paraguay program” and wonderful people helped me to get my venture afloat and for that I am very grateful to the Fundación Paraguaya, ”said the young entrepreneur Cinthia López in Itauguá, being only one of the many testimonies of the tour, where we asked ourselves again: Who Owns Poverty?