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Speaker to discuss World Bank project in Chiapas

In a presentation titled "Four Eggs and Carnitas," a New Mexico State University graduate student in government will discuss a World Bank microcredit project in the Mexican state of Chiapas at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, in Breland Hall Room 333.

eisenhelder, a graduate student in government, spent last summer in Chiapas interviewing campesinos who had received small loans from the World Bank in a project designed to encourage sustainable development at the grassroots level. The loans were made for such enterprises as a chicken farm and a feedlot, but her informants raised questions about whether the program was effective at achieving its stated goal, Meisenhelder said.

Meisenhelder's talk is one of the government department's brown bag series of presentations. It is free and open to the public. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch.