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Monday, April 2, 2012

Social media as social activism

Latinos in Social Media intiated a sustainable development project in and around Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic. Using social media as a recuriting device, they ran medical clinics for pregnant mothers in villages with little or no access to regular health care. They also introduced local artisans to social media tools they could use to help sell their crafts.

Efforts like these are yet another example of grassroots efforts for social progress made possible by the power of social media. A warm congratulations to all the dedicated people of LATISM. 

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