DEED Continues in Columbia’s Pangea Project

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We are excited to announce that DEED was once again selected to work with Pangea Advisors, the pro-bono consulting group of Columbia Business School’s International Development Club. DEED had the pleasure of receiving support from a Pangea team of students in spring 2014, which resulted in a series of business … Continued

We have a Story to share

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On Tuesday night alumna and research fellow Daphna Lewinshtein (DEED ’12) and faculty member/director Cynthia Lawson will be pitching scarves made by Ajkem’a Loy’a in San Lucas Tolimán at Story in New York City. They’re calling for “Good people, good products…” Sounds like us, right? Keep your fingers crossed at … Continued

Summer 2011 in San Lucas Toliman

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We created a new class in the Design & Management program in the School of Design Strategies to run in Fall 2011; Small Business Enterprise: DEED. The goal of this class is to sell the products of the artisan groups DEED works with. The first challenge to be addressed is … Continued

Ajkem’a Loy’a, San Lucas Toliman

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I stayed in Antigua for 6 weeks, studying Spanish intensively. I wanted to be able to communicate better with the women we are working with. I joined the summer team of students visiting the women of Ixokiin Santiago Zamora and I visited the women of Ajkem’a Loy’a and Barco in … Continued

sewing the bags

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The women of Ajkem’a Loy’a finishing the bags they designed. Mayda takes charge concerning the patterns and the sewing Rebecca sewing Romelia’s bag Hilda and Gloria finishing their bags, the women made three sizes of the same kind of bag, Hilda and Gloria are both finishing the smallest version Sandra assembling the … Continued

Muestras Finales de tejidos

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Barco La evolución de los productos esta llendo muy bien en el segundo grupo, Barco. Ahora que tenemos terminadas las muestras de los cubrecojines pasamos a formalizar los tamaños. Hemos escogido dos tamaños de los más vendidos en el mercado americano 18”x18” y 12”x18”. Es una fortaleza que este grupo … Continued

Time flying by…

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Time has proven to be a highly treasured element on this trip. In the past two weeks, we have experienced incredible progress with both Ajkem’a Loy’a and BARCO. It has been both a privilege and learning experience working with each group; and equally exciting to see what they have been … Continued

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