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Sebastian Monroy: Calling All Independent Workers with Smartphones

Sebastian Monroy: Calling All Independent Workers with Smartphones
Sebastian: At Zubale we are building the future of work in Latin America. Why? In our region, over 40% of the population lives in the informal economy with low or no access to traditional labor opportunities. Unemployment has skyrocketed during the Covid-19 pandemic, making the situation even worst. In addition, smartphone penetration has skyrocketed, enabling new labor models to emerge. That’s where we come in! 

Andrea Morales Leal: Finding the Beauty in Imperfect Fruit

Andrea Morales Leal: Finding the Beauty in Imperfect Fruit
Andrea: Thanks for having me, Spiffy. I'm working on mitigating the waste of fruit. A lot of perfectly edible fruit is often thrown away because they are not uniform in color or size — like the apple that is not perfectly round. In general, our society adheres to a utopian paradigm of food and a system that generally prefers beauty over quality. Did you know that in one fruit packing plant in my city, around 800 tons of fruit are wasted?

Raúl Montiel Calderón: Changing the Ecosystem for Latin American Girls’ in Science and Tech

Raúl Montiel Calderón: Changing the Ecosystem for Latin American Girls’ in Science and Tech
Raúl: De nada, Spiffy! I’m addressing three big causes: education, economic empowerment, and equality. At GreenPretzel we work towards the UN SDGs by delivering tools and methodologies for young people to become changemakers. We have a special interest in achieving equal opportunities for young women. One of our main projects addresses the gap in the science and technology sector — most young girls don't have the chance, the role models, or the support from parents and teachers to become scientists or work in technology.