“Who owns poverty?” Book presented in California
Martín Burt, the founder of Fundación Paraguaya, presented at the University of California, Irvine, in California, United States, his “Who Owns Poverty?” book, officially launched last year, in the presence of professors, students, representatives of the aforementioned University, as well as representatives of other organizations.
The book addresses the change in culture generated within the Fundación Paraguaya for over 30 years and how, based on the experience of Martin Burt, it is the desire to position Paraguay as a worldwide reference in poverty elimination issues.
“Today is a very special day for me because 35 years ago, in February 1985, we started Fundación Paraguaya,” recalled Martín Burt at the beginning of the presentation, referring to the beginning of the Fundación; and how, through working with women, they helped them to become empowered and turn into entrepreneurs. He then continued recalling facts and events, anecdotes and episodes which are embodied in the book and that have changed the Fundación Paraguaya over the years to make it into the first non-profit institution in Latin America to provide technical assistance to more than 30 countries around the globe.
After the presentation of the book, Martín Burt and Eduardo Gustale, manager of the Poverty Stoplight, met with the Salvation Army team, who also presented their experience with Fundación Paraguaya at the University of California, Irnive, to seal the alliance so that this organization can use the Stoplight in the region.