Manuel Angel Barrantes Duarte

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Manuel Angel Barrantes Duarte





Manuel Barrantes was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and is 21 years old. He is a senior at Harding University majoring in global economics and Management. He is at Harding with the Walton International Scholarship Program (WISP) for Central America. His goal after graduation is to implement and offer low-income communities from Managua, new opportunities to engage in a sustainable economic development. This plan would also need the help of Churches of Christ because by using local churches (classrooms, auditoriums), the benefit wouldn’t only be material but also spiritual. Christian and non-Christian families will be trading in the market as producers and in the retail environment. He is sure this project will assist the economy since unemployment will decrease and families will have a source of income.