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There’s no Place like Home0
The clean and refreshing cold of a Canadian winter breeze was appreciated by the edsi team who spent last week in the de-thawing climate of South America. Our friends in Peru are already missed, but it is nice to be back home again with a booster shot of …
Welcome Back to Lima
Well we made it safe and sound to the vibrant metropolis of Lima. A big group this time: Andrea and David Ranalli, former MP and current board member Frank Valeriote, Videographer Levi Pounds, Fashion Designer Faren Tami. And yours truly. Notwithstanding a long red-eye flight, the …
Milestone 2015, and an Energized EDSI!
That’s right. We are proud to announce that we are embarking in to 2016 with new tools under our belts achieved in 2015! First and foremost, edsi has recently been granted Canadian registered charity status and the team is eager to continue our work and enhance our support of international developing …
Spring is in the air!!
It’s been a busy last few months. But with the weather turning and motivation still running high, it’s time to get back in gear. Our official charity status is in its final stages of approval from the government (got to love bureaucrats!), and we are …
Here at edsi, we’re inundated with ideas, fuelled by our motivation and the motivation of those around us who are already familiar with edsi. I’m excited to share some updates here: First, I suggest checking out our Peru video, filmed on site during our recent …
The Power of Carpe Diem
I remember learning the meaning of carpe diem in school. Seize the Day. It is that one phrase in that once very alive, now very dead language of Latin, that people seem to remember. Why? Because it’s simple: Take advantage of your own resources. Maximize these to …
We are sometimes reminded about the ingenuity of humans and the power to create change through seemingly small initiatives. A group of talented young high school students have shown that age, or lack of resources, does not limit one’s ability to spark such progress and …
Home Sweet Home
Well, we made it back in one piece. After a red-eye flight yesterday which was expected for 2am Sunday but instead took off at 5:00am, the edsi project team and I finally were able to return to the comforts of Canadian life. As I’m sitting …
Talk about a need!
We’ve received word that approximately 100 women are showing up to pitch their business ideas to the edsi team tomorrow! Going to be tough to pick only 10 or 15!
Leaving the airport… Arrived at 2:20am Lima time to have a ride ready for us in their very secure taxi van/truck (no, we are not in a police truck) haha. …”not in Kansas” anymore! …Waking up now here in the (very open concept and loud hotel). …
Food for Thought
As edsi continues to evolve, I’m coming to quite a realization: One should never succumb to the feeling of being too burdened in their every-day life to also accomplishing their goals, pursue a dream, or challenge the norm.
Open for ideas!
Hi guys! As we’re planning our next trip down to Peru, I thought it would be a good idea to ask you all if you have any ideas of things you’d like us to keep our eyes out for, stories to cover, specific pictures or …
edsi moving forward
Believe it or not, edsi (“ed-see”!) has come leaps and bounds over the last 12 or so months, with a real focus on getting dolled up organizationally before going back out to you guys with our call to action. I feel we’re at that point …
edsi Makes A Difference
Small loans make a huge difference in developing countries, local charity finds GUELPH — Like so many charitable ventures, this one, Economic Development Solutions International, started in a coffee shop. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say it started with a read of Nobel Prize …
We’re heading to Peru! Volunteers in action…
Big news, on April 27th, 2014 the edsi volunteer team is flying off to Peru and this time, we’re bringing a professional videographer (also a volunteer!) to document all the inspiring people edsi is supporting. We can’t wait to meet the next team of women …