We were sitting in a café in Paris, just after moving to London. We were drinking champagne, and contemplating whether to buy macaroons, or chocolate (or probably both) to bring back to our London apartment. And a memory flooded back of sitting in another ‘café’ – a makeshift tent, high in the Andes in Peru with the faces of 20 porters looking curiously at us. Read more
This week instead of our usual blog we’re asking for your help.
Over the last few months we’ve been thinking about the next steps for The Dragonfly Collective, and exploring our ideas as part of the Masters in Social Innovation. Read more
This New Year we’ve been reflecting on the journey of The Dragonfly Collective and why we set it up. It was back in 2011 that we first sat in a café and came up with the idea. We were working in a large NGO in Australia, and we were frustrated and restless. We were passionate about creating a world where everyone had the same freedoms and opportunities as everyone else. We had an unquenched thirst for making a real impact. Read more
In June we spent three weeks volunteering in Tanzania – you might have seen our other blogs or pictures on Facebook. In that time we came across a project that really touched our hearts that we are now supporting, and we’re hoping you might consider supporting it too. Read more
After Africa, Peru and Cuba, the Cayman Islands were a bit of a culture shock.
These three tiny little islands (known collectively as ‘Cayman’) are surrounded on all sides by countries in varying degrees of poverty – Cuba to the north, Central America to the west and south, and other Caribbean islands to the east. Yet because of its role as a tax haven, Cayman is incredibly well-off. Read more