This case was written by MIT D-Lab students Emma G. Rutkowski (MIT ‘19) and Jacqueline Shen (MIT ‘18) as an extension of their January 2018 field work in Guavio Alto, Colombia for the D-Lab: Development course.
About MIT D-Lab Teaching Cases
This case was developed as part of the MIT D-Lab Case Writing Initiative, managed by Laura Budzyna and Melissa Mangino. The goal of this initiative is to produce classroom teaching cases that provide students and practitioners with the opportunity to explore the messy, real-world challenges of design and development work. To accomplish this, the initiative engages student case writers to deeply investigate and communicate a MIT D-Lab field partner’s dilemma.
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