Crowdfunding: Creating a library for the children of Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017 in Call-to-Action, General

Crowdfunding: Creating a library for the children of Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador

GritoBlast! — In April 2015, a volunteer artist cooperative known as Arte Intercultural Vilcabamba (AIV), was launched in Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador, South America. In two short years, the artist cooperative transformed themselves into a service organization with a single mission — to fund a library for the children of the mountainous, impoverished region. The 20 active volunteers work with about 60 children a week from the mountainous Region Sierra. In January 2017, the...

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BookGrito: Former Latino Georgia politician debuts a ‘fantastical’ first novel

Posted by on Jul 12, 2017 in Book

BookGrito: Former Latino Georgia politician debuts a ‘fantastical’ first novel

GritoBlast!   When former Georgia legislator Sam Zamarripa co-founded the “The Essential Economy Council,” a nonprofit dedicated to providing credible, local research and data on the economic value of a segment of workers who perform low-skilled, often manual, yet essential, work in Georgia, many of his fellow Georgians were pleasantly surprised and energized at having his  cunning mind and voice in the public arena once again. Several weeks ago, Sam surprised everyone yet...

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