Archive for the Social Fund Category

Who’s Who in Profugo?

The year is 2008. Jenny and Ashwin Koleth, along with friends, have spent countless hours on the ground and in the office preparing to launch their non-profit. They have seen the devastating effects of powerlessness in many places around the world, and they have decided to spark change. They are hopeful that all the work they have done will pay off, improving the lives of community members in southwestern India. Just a year after they […]

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Circular Economy

As the threat of climate change becomes more imminent- with recent scientific studies declaring the year 2040 as an ultimatum for preventative action to be taken- we must look to alternative models for sustainable lives. One such model is a circular economy. In contrast to the traditional “linear economy”- in which raw materials are used for production of goods, generating waste with leftover materials- the circular economy redefines economic growth. With societal and environmental benefits […]

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From a Double Minority to a Double Threat: An ode to women of color on the global stage in honor of Women’s History Month

World-savviness, cosmopolitan qualities, and a well-traveled resume are the essentials to carry along in your briefcase on your journey to a career in global affairs.  As women of color, we’re already equipped with a high level of finesse, confidence, and magic, so the world is ours to conquer…better yet, to change! It’s time we change the label of “double minority” to “double threat”; being a woman X being Black, Latino, Asian, Arab, etc. It’s imperative […]

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Forming Connections and the Global Neighborhood!

Last week,  a fellow intern and I went to Bryn Mawr College’s campus for a Nonprofit Career Fair. It was a great experience, and we managed to garner a lot of attention for the organization. One of the means we used to do so was a raffle. We had students who came to our table answer a question to get the chance to win one of Profugo’s products. The question was: “What do you plan […]

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A Global Neighborhood and a Beloved Community: Reflecting on the work and words of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 15th was MLK Day this year in the United States, a federal holiday dedicated to the life and work of the American civil rights activist and pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  MLK Day has long been an important holiday for me personally, a time to reflect on service, community, and the social equity which we still struggle daily to achieve as a society. Famously, Dr. King’s philosophies of nonviolence were heavily inspired by […]

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