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STFC Week 5 – Full Speed Ahead

We had a big win this week with our project. After making the changes suggested in our last Skype call, we resent our deliverable and gotten a green light on it! We are very excited to have created a marketing plan … Continue reading

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STFC Week 2 – Snowpocalypse

It doesn’t snow very often here in Seattle. More than in India , but infrequently enough to shut down the city every time we get more than a dusting. Over this week, we have gotten on average about half a … Continue reading

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STFC Day 10 – Our Final Day

These last 10 days of meetings, village visits, chai tea, and mice have been so much more than any of us were expecting. Today was our final meeting with SEWA before heading off to Delhi and then back home. We all spent … Continue reading

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STFC – Day 7: Annual Meeting and Marketing Study

Today was a break from our regular routine. Most mornings each of our groups go their separate ways and we spend our days working separately on our projects. Today brought everyone back together and was a good reminder of how … Continue reading

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STFC – Day 3: From Artisans to Stores

Today we were really able to see how our project connects within SEWA and understand who we will be impacting through our work. We spent the morning meeting women from Nepal and Bhutan who had come to SEWA for training. … Continue reading

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STFC – Day 1: A Warm (And Delicious) Welcome

Namaste! We are the SEWA Trade Facilitation Center (STFC) team made up of Ananta Batra, Sara Buzak, and Ishita Vayada. Today was our first full day in India and our first chance to meet some of the women of SEWA. … Continue reading

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