Undergraduate Blog / Author: Rene Del Castillo - page 2

Changing solar energy batteries– more complicated than expected.

Switching a lightbulb at Babson is an easy request, all it requires is to go buy one and change it. In contrast, providing light to rural communities in Guatemala so the children are able to read without straining their eyes and so the mothers can cook without burning themselves is not an easy task. Moreover, these…

Kiva Project

Quetsol, the company I am interning with, is looking to become a non-MFI partner with Kiva. Kiva is a non profit institution that allows individuals to lend money, whether it is to micro finance institutions or for-profit and non-profit organizations around the world that have a social impact. The Kiva program is ideal for lives…

Living in Mano de Leon

We went to live with a community off the grid (without electricity) for a few days. It was amazing to see my change in perception of what is substantial in life after living with these people for a short period of time. The families in Mano de Lon, Guatemala (the community we lived in) have…

Helping Communities Develop

It has been three days since I arrived to Guatemala. Since the plane ride down all you can see is green. The beautiful landscape is complemented with the nice and welcoming people. I have been spending time in Antigua and than visited the community Mando de Leon, where we are going to stay with its…