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New Video: Banking Success

We recently interviewed Norma Bajan, the Starfish Country Director, about the benefits of educating girls on how to access local services such as the bank. Watch how our mentors are working with the Starfish students to teach them basic banking and money management skills in this video by Kate Lord.

“The People on the Bus Go …”

Our Director of Development, Darcy Struckhoff, explains the importance of  “getting the right people on the bus” in a guest post for El Pomar‘s blog. Check out her insights here.

Congratulations, Estela

Starfish student Estela and her family were fortunate enough to recently receive a new home from ConstruCasa, a local organization that partners with Starfish and helps build homes for for families in extreme poverty. This new home provides the family with shelter and peace of mind, making it easier for Estela and her brothers to…

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Starfish Girls Lead by Example

This week in Solola, the local students marched in parades during the town festival. All of our Starfish students participated with their respective schools, and several of them were chosen to be “Abanderadas” or leaders for their class. Sandra, seen in this photo (center front) is one of them. She is part of the mentorship…

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