As part of my research on domestic violence, in December 2013 I visited some Hogares Comunitarios in Colombia. Hogares Comunitarios are subsidized child care centers operating since beginning of the 80's and being one of the largest early childhood development services in the region. I interviewed some Madres Comunitarias, as well as some beneficiary mothers trying to understand the way child care centers may help to reduce domestic violence at home.
On April 2013 I did some exploratory interviews to rural women in the departments of Tolima and Cundinamarca. The interviews aimed to approach the topic on domestic violence trying to see how willing were women to talk about this topic and what can be the situations leading to domestic violence. This work took place within the framework of a project aiming at analyzing the complementarity between social programs and rural development projects.
Field Coordinator-DIME-PSE Haiti
From April to July 2012 I participated as the field coordinator of a program on agriculture technology adoption taking place in northern Haiti. The program aims at increasing farmers’ productivity and revenue by subsidizing farmer’s access to different crop’s packages through vouchers. The program is similar to the PATCA program in Dominican Republic.
Research Assistant-Summer Internship-CMF India
Over the summer of 2010 (June - August) I was part of the summer internship program in the Center for Micronance (CMF-IFMR) in India. I participated as a research assistant in the program: Integrating the Poorest into Microfinance: an Impact Evaluation in West Bengal. I was in charge of data cleaning of first follow-up survey and supervision on data collection of second follow-up survey.