La Base Loan Fund-Argentina
Lisette is currently finishing a degree in Communications at the
University of Buenos Aires. She has been with The Working World since July of 2006
and is now an indispensable member of the team, working on everything from loan
assessments to fair trade export orders.
Alejandra joined the team in april 2011 to strengthen the accounting and administrative area of La Base. She is a Chartered Accountant who graduated at the La Matanza National University and later specialized in bankrupcy proceedings. She teaches at the University of Buenos Aires' School of Economy and at J. F. Kennedy University.
Julián has been with The Working World since it began in 2004.
He was trained in languages and formal geography, but over the years he
has become extremely fluent in the language of production and management.
In addition to running loan projects, Julian is one of our chief people
responsible for long-term vision and mission integrity.
Brendan is the founder of The Working World and its President since 2004, when
he and Avi traveled to Buenos Aires to present their idea to some Argentine
friends. Initially involved in all aspects of the organization, he now
focuses mostly on fundraising, marketing and strategic planning.
Esteban is one of the initial founders of The Working World.
He quickly decided to dedicate himself full-time and, having managed
more loans than anyone else, he is now our chief person in charge
of the overall health and planning of all loans.
Mar’a Eva Raffoul
Mar’a Eva joined the team of La Base in April 2011 as a loan officer; she is an Economist from the University of Buenos Aires and is currently doing a Master's Degree in Social Economy at the National University of General Sarmiento. She also works in the National Health Ministry and in the non-profit Yo No Fui, which trains imprisoned women to acquire trades for when they leave prison.
Yubari Carolina Valero
Yubari began working in La Base in september 2010 as loan agent and has also represented the organization in different institutional spaces. She is from Venezuela, where she became an Industrial Engineer and came to Argentina in March 2009 to study the Master's Degree in Social Economy at the General Sarmiento National University.
Advisors, Contributors and Friends
Eleonora is formally trained as an accountant and is
currently studying law. Since joining The Working World in February of 2006,
she has been instrumental in helping us make the difficult transition from
scrappy startup to solid institution.
Chuchi began working with The Working World when it opened in 2004.
Like the rest, she started out doing a bit of everything and got a great deal
of experience managing loans and improving The Working World as an organization.
She is now a full-time medical student and works mostly as a board member
overseeing strategic planning.
Soon after completing the documentary 'The Take' with Julian, Chuchi and
Esteban, Avi began to plan The Working World with Brendan. He helped a great deal
in all matters to found the organization and now continues to
work both as a board member and to promote the
idea of the project to the rest of the world.
Diego was formally trained as an economist. He came to us after working
on sector analysis for a large Argentine bank. He began working in
March of 2006 and has quickly become one of our key loan officers,
analyzing and managing projects.
Joining The Working World in December of 2005, Paula was formally trained in
both the visual arts and clothing design. She is our
art director, responsible for all photography from cooperative stories
to product promotion. She also works
on design and quality control with the cooperatives whose products are sold through our Worker's Bazaar.