MBA Students Engage with Argentinean Community Through TECHO

August 30, 2012
Instead of traveling home after completing their Global Business Experience consulting projects in Argentina this summer, students from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business’s MBA Evening Program took a side trip to the Barrufaldi settlement in Buenos Aires in Argentina. This visit was made possible through TECHO, a youth-led non-profit organization in Latin America and the Caribbean that seeks to overcome poverty in slums. Similar to Habitat for Humanity, youth volunteers work with families living in extreme poverty in building a settlement, helping them acquire basic housing, and developing education programs.
 
The Georgetown MBA students attended a workshop to learn about the organization and how TECHO builds sustainable communities before visiting with residents. Until last year, Barrufaldi settlers had no power, water, or sewage treatment in their community and depended on volunteers from TECHO for assistance.
 
To learn more about TECHO, visit http://www.techo.org/en.
 
-- Joan Lim