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Director Heather Joffe Reyes
Heather Joffe Reyes is Chemonics’ project management unit director for the Colombia Rural Finance Initiative.
by Heather Joffe Reyes
Back in 2015 while designing our approach for USAID’s Colombia Rural Finance Initiative (RFI), a Colombian colleague and I visited a sugar smallholder who had settled in the Meta department, fleeing the civil war. On his adobe walls hung a photograph of the farmer smiling proudly next to Colombia’s President Santos, who had visited their…