Having been with the organization since 2014, Arianne Peterson became ALDEA’s Executive Director in July 2019. She oversees all U.S.-based operations including administration, fundraising, communications, and outreach. Arianne holds an M.A. in English from the University of St. Thomas – Minnesota and a B.A. in anthropology from Arizona State University, where her interest in international development began with a semester spent studying in Thailand. She has also worked as an advocate for environmental, food justice, and anti-nuclear causes. Arianne lives with her family on a hobby farm in northern Wisconsin, where she enjoys outdoor activities like cross-country skiing, gardening, canoeing, and kayaking in her spare time.
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3 days ago
“What keeps me coming back and what keeps me involved is the program… ABPD [ALDEA’s partner in Guatemala] doesn’t go to villages and say, ‘We can help you, this is what we can give you.’ ABPD waits for the villages to come to them, because they see what’s been going on in other villages. Then they have meetings with the villages so that the villages themselves think, ‘These are our problems, and this is how we can solve the problem,’ and ABPD says, ‘Yeah, we can partner with you on that.’… I know the model is great because it’s community-led and because it’s results-driven. There’s so much assessment going on and the program is always improving.”
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5 days ago
Did you know dairy goats help mitigate the impact of climate change in rural Guatemala? Unlike staple crops and even gardens that are easily damaged by storms or drought, dairy goats continue to provide essential nutrients in difficult conditions. ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago
We have reached over $11,000 for our #quarantinemarathon Challenge fundraiser! We are so close to hitting our goal of $15,000 to continue supporting Guatemalan families during this crisis - and having Paco run 470 laps around his HOME! Will you help us meet our goal? Make a gift at ALDEAGuatemala.org/donations/. ... See MoreSee Less