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July 04th 2017:Encore: Social enterprise Part 1

Our guests are Joel Franqui-Gil de Lamadrid and Karla Durán-Palazuelos, the co-creators of La Chiwinha, Puerto Rico's only Fair Trade store. We will be discussing what spurred them to establish the store, their broader community work around building a social solidarity economy, the lessons they've learned building a business during the decade-long recession on the island, and more.

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Karla Durán-Palazuelos

Born in La Paz, Bolivia, Karla has a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and Urbanism from Bolivia and a master’s degree in Historical Restoration and Rehabilitation from Spain. She has volunteered with many social and cultural non-profit organizations in Bolivia, Spain, France, India, and Puerto Rico. Ms. Duran is the co-creator of EcoTienda La Chiwinha, the first Fair Trade store in Puerto Rico, where she has lived since 2006. In addition to EcoTienda La Chiwinha she also works as a designer, artisan, and Yoga instructor. Recently she became a trustee for the Rio Piedras Development Trust. The Trust is tasked with rehabilitating the historical urban area where La Chiwinha is located. T
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Joel Franqui-Gil de Lamadrid

Born in Puerto Rico with professional studies in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Studies, Joel is the co-creator of EcoTienda La Chiwinha, a social business based on the values of economic solidarity and environmental responsibility. After almost a decade of traveling to many countries, he returned to Puerto Rico in 2001 to work on his passions: the environment and a more just society. Joel is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, former chair the the Puerto Rico Ornithological Society, and a leader of the local Social Solidarity Economy movement. Together with Karla he works for the sustainable development of the Puerto Rican archipelago.
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