Interesting blogs, stories and experiences by our development workers.

Progressio development workers are experienced and professionally qualified specialists who offer skills, expertise and knowledge that is not available locally. The key role of our development workers is to transfer their skills and knowledge to our partner organisations. Together with the partner organisations, they work alongside local people, supporting them to find solutions to the problems they face.

Personal experience: Astalo Garcia

Astalo is from Mexico and is currently working as a Gender and Masculinities Specialist with the Centro de Información y Servicios de Asesoría en Salud (CISAS) in Managua, Nicaragua.

How would you describe yourself?

I am a sensitive and flexible person in constant change, committed to social issues. I like to be consistent with what I do, think and feel and I apply that to my family and work.

Experiencia personal: Andrea Luque

Andrea es una cooperante española, actualmente trabajando como Especialista en comunicación para el desarrollo, con el Centro de Información y Servicios de Asesoría en Salud, en Managua, Nicaragua.

¿Cómo te describes?

Me gusta aprender y conocer distintas realidades. Soy extrovertida y siempre me ha encantado mantener una buena conversación. Creo en la posibilidad de cambiar a mejor la realidad que vivimos tanto en Europa como en otros continentes, a través de la comunicación, la educación y la participación real de las personas.

Personal experience: Mandlenkosi Mpofu

Mandlenkosi is from Zimbabwe and is currently working as an Electoral Support Adviser with the Catholic Commission for Justice & Peace (CCJP) in the Diocese of Lilongwe, Malawi.

How would you describe yourself?

I am a positive person and always take the bad things that come my way in my stride and try to use the experience to do better in future. I am also always willing to learn new things, especially concerning my work and my career. I am therefore my biggest critic and I try to evaluate myself all the time.