|Traditional Paraguayan dance to kick-off the event.|
These three businesses had a launching ceremony last week and I was very impressed by their work! There was a Cleaning Supplies business, a Leather Craftsmanship business, and an Agricultural Cooperative. Most of the businesses have a Marketing Supervisor, Human Relations Supervisor, Financial Supervisor, and employees. Each participating student had to put in an initial investment, and then decisions were made based on these investments. The students had to source or make their own business plan, products, and marketing materials. The launch was a great time to be able to celebrate their achievements as well as purchase some of their products. Each business was presented along with its staff and products with an informative powerpoint presentation. Junior Achievement staff, the Minister of Agriculture, and other important officials came from Asuncion for the launching.
|ProLim J.A.: Cleaning Supplies Business|
|Ferreteria Bajo Chaco: Leather Products Business|
As for me, I am looking forward to being back in the states in a few short weeks! (3.5 to be exact!) Students are coming back from vacation today after visiting family and friends and I'm ready to see mine! I plan on moving to Santa Cruz (my life-long dream, as many of you know) after spending a week or so in Olympia. My sister and I will be road-tripping down so if you live between Olympia and Santa Cruz and want us to visit you, let us know! Also if you know of any employment opportunities on the Central Coast of California, I am very interested...
Besos a todos!