Fifteen years of experience managing international humanitarian projects including six years as Coordinator of a Safe Water & Rural Community Development Program (WASH) in the Chiquitano region of eastern Bolivia in South America.
Known as a humanitarian entrepreneur focused on grass root transformation for rural communities in developing countries. Creative problem solver & team player with the ability to navigate challenging goals in rural areas.
Skills are focused on conducting needs assessment; researching the issues to be solved and budgeting proposals. Fundraising from different donor groups; obtaining in-kind contribution agreements from local actors and local governments to buy into the project. Good at managing step by step processes of the project life cycle as needed for the success of the project. Always focused on results that benefit people over the long term and adaptable to change as needed.
Seeking opportunities to work in international development, full, part time or short term. Open to travel to Latin America countries. Help in any project as needed. Interested in an international career for the next 20 years.
+ Provided continued access to safe drinking water for 50,000 people in 300 rural Chiquitano communities of eastern Bolivia over 6 years. (WASH).
+ Collaborated with the regional government & several municipal governments from Santa Cruz, Bolivia in keeping functional their US $4.5 Million public investment in water wells over 6 years. Going beyond politics to assure safe water were tested and wells maintained properly.
+ Created an innovative social business enterprise to generate profits that were investment in the construction of 700 adobe Malena stoves to improve living conditions for women and families in the same rural communities the safe water program assisted in Bolivia. (Rural Community Development).
+ Dual Citizen: U.S. & Bolivia
+ Native Languages: English & Spanish Skills fluent written and oral.
+ Lived in LAC: Guatemala, Colombia, Panama, Peru, Ecuador, & Bolivia.
+ Lived in US: Arizona, Texas, Florida, Washington DC, & Maryland.
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