Establishing a rural bank in Los Alonsos, Panama, didn’t just provide access to credit for Nancy Alonso and her community. The bank has meant more freedom, independence, and opportunity for women like Nancy and their families.
Because I was interested in doing an internship in forestry, I was hoping Sustainable Harvest International’s work would focus mainly in this field. However, once I started working with Sustainable Harvest International in Panama I realized that the work was very different from what I had expected.
This wasn’t a negative thing for me, however. Sustainable Harvest International’s work is about forestry but it’s more complex than just that.