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Our founder, Phil Borges, along with two Volunteer Production Assistants, Rachel Gray and Catherine Cussaguet, are currently in Nepal working with Resurge International.  The organization does incredible work to provide free reconstructive surgeries for the poor and builds year-round medical access in underserved areas.   We will post their stories throughout the coming week.   Written by Rachel Gray The […]






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Our founder, Phil Borges, along with two Volunteer Production Assistants, Rachel Gray and Catherine Cussaguet, are currently in Nepal working with Resurge International.  The organization does incredible work to provide free reconstructive surgeries for the poor and builds year-round medical access in underserved areas.   We will post their stories throughout the coming week.   Written […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell concludes the trip for you below. Over the last nine days the Stirring the Fire team did some archeology amid the picturesque fields, beautiful […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. Alejandra spoke with pride of the young Guatemalan women’s transformation into powerful leaders in their communities. Guatemalan girls “have […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. As I knelt down and searched the bright brown eyes of a little Mayan girl, I saw a future […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. During a powerful and eye-opening week of travel, interviews and filming in Guatemala, we have had the privilege to […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. Maria is full of grace. At 24 years old, she might have been ‘ordinary’ except for the lifetime of […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. Irma Catú is a Population Council Guatemala Social Change Agent Capaz—Spanish for capable.  This word was repeated […]






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Editor’s Note: Stirring the Fire comes to you from Guatemala where our team is producing a documentary about how Population Council Guatemala is preventing violence against Mayan women.  STF team member Kara Marnell reports from the field below. Irma Catú is one of the Social Change Agents currently interning with the Defensoría de la Mujer […]






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Kevin Castner reflects on his travels to document the work of Foundation for Women (FFW) in Liberia with Phil Borges and WTYSL. My final reflections?  This was an actual adventure for me, something I’ve never done and well outside my comfort zone.  I missed not being able to ‘move’, since we always had to be ferried by car […]






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