Episode: Developing the Whole Person in the Developing World
Air Date: October 17, 2013
There is an old saying: “Give someone a fish, feed them for a day. But teach them to fish, and feed them for a lifetime.” This week on BetterWorldians Radio we’ll be focusing on helping people to help themselves. We will be speaking with Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto, cofounders of the Integral Heart Foundation. Their unique approach to international development speaks to the whole person, going beyond the basics to include critical thinking, leadership training, and even spirituality. Tune in every week to hear new guests share how they are making the world a better place and to learn how you can become a BetterWorldian!

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Co-Founder, Integral Heart Foundation
Mick Quinn
Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto co-founded the Integral Heart Foundation when they moved to Antigua Guatemala in 2009 with one dog, Pancho, now they have two more, Anju and Bella! As an Irish immigrant who fully embraced the American Dream, Mick’s life path brought him from his native home in Athlone, Ireland, to New York City where he founded several successful businesses, to the publication of a book on the future of human potential - The Uncommon Path - to his current work in the slums surrounding the the Spanish Colonial city of Antigua Guatemala.

Co-Founder, Integral Heart Foundation
Debora Prieto
Mick Quinn and Debora Prieto co-founded the Integral Heart Foundation when they moved to Antigua Guatemala in 2009 with one dog, Pancho, now they have two more, Anju and Bella! Debora graduated from the University of Madrid as an educator of mentally handicapped children. She spent the following 10 years working with her skills in the Spanish healthcare system. Debora is also a trained facilitator of the Big Mind Process, a counseling tool that combines Western psychology and Zen teachings, which she uses in this work.