The Brazil Minnesota Chamber of Commerce and La Doña Cervecería invite you to join a panel discussion featuring Minnesotans who volunteered to work on economic development projects in Brazil, starting in the early 1960s:
Ken Flies, the Peace Corps (1962 – 1964)
Author of “Into the Backlands”
Doug & Debbie Engen, the Peace Corps in Brazil (1969 -1972)
Peace Corps Volunteers
Rob Scarlett, Ação Comunitária do Brasil/Accion International (1966 – 1970; The Recife Experiment with Micro-Enterprise
The panel discussion will include The Recife Experiment a video presentation produced in Recife, Brazil, featuring a reminiscence on the world’s first systematic effort to create access to capital for tiny micro-enterprises operated by the poor.
Attendees will be welcome to participate in a discussion of lessons learned during that era and share their own international economic development experiences in Brazil and elsewhere around the world.