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Mariano Ceruti


Aracely Correa

Aracely has worked as a mobile loan agent for our Nicaragua office since October 2011. By managing a small sole proprietorship, she has developed a knowledge of Nicaraguan markets that has proven to be an indispensable part of our follow-up process.

Lili Ezkinazi


Karen Haskins

Karen joined The Working World team in January 2011 to help expand operations in the Nicaragua office. After working as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Young and Fidelity Investments, Karen left her job to pursue her interest in social justice and economic development. Since then, her leadership and business acumen have proved to be an invaluable asset to our work.

Brendan Martin

Unites States
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.

Julián Massaldi

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.

Anajhensi Gutiérrez Merlo

Anajhensi has been working with The Working World since October 2011. Before this, she played a pivotal role in developing a womenÕs cooperative in one of the poorest departments in Nicaragua and worked with the Fabretto Foundation for more than two years, building and promoting small businesses. Ana studied at the University of Guadalajara in Mexico and is deeply committed to social and economic development.

María Eva Raffoul

María 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.

Alejandra Ruberti


Scott Trumbull

Scott joined The Working World Nicaragua as a Loan Agent in January 2011 after graduating from the University of Virginia with degrees in Latin American History and Politics. He has lobbied and organized for campaign-finance reform and corporate accountability in the United States and has brought his passion for democracy and social justice to promoting worker ownership in Nicaragua.

Karen Regina Delgadillo Vanegas

Regina, who was born and raised in our base city of León, joined the The Working World team in October of 2011. For three years, Regina had worked for the Millennium Challenge Corporation as a consultant for small- to medium-sized businesses. Now, she applies this invaluable experience to managing our investments and consulting for cooperatives.

Steve Wong

United States

Working World Advisors

Eleonora Feser

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.

Avi Lewis

United States
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.

Esteban Magnani

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.

Diego Rozengardt

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.

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