It’s getting harder and harder to find the time to keep this blog updated – especially over the last few weeks, my travel schedule has ramped up heavily, and I’ve gotten more and more embedded into a huge variety of projects, both for my region and for SolCom at large. It’s fun to always be moving and always be flipping back and forth between different things, but it gets exhausting too, and focusing on so many things at once makes it challenging to keep priorities in order.
But the dynamic nature of my job means that there are always new, exciting things being thrown at me. Last week it was helping to facilitate a four-day consulting visit from Deloitte, as the pilot program of a new potential partnership called Partner to Partner. Four teams of five consultants met four different local Guatemalan organizations – in addition to SolCom, projects focused on Mani+, a company marketing and selling an enhanced peanut butter nutritional supplement, Byoearth, an organization focusing on the development potential of empowering cooperatives of women to sell organic fertilizer, and an organization here in Pana, my friend Alyssa’s school AMA and it’s partner entities Hiptipico and Milpa. Krystal and I helped facilitate the consulting project for AMA, which was a blast from start to finish, despite the consolidated time frame.