Dan Pearson leads Unbound’s International Programs Department in its role to monitor the effectiveness and fiscal credibility of Unbound’s programs across Latin America, Asia and Africa. Dan travels extensively to support and evaluate Unbound’s impact around the world. He has lived and worked in South America, Europe, and Western and South Asia. His areas of expertise include global development, disaster response and recovery, child development, social enterprise and microfinancing. He is fluent in English and Spanish.
Melissa Velazquez serves as program director for Latin America. She provides leadership to teams working throughout the region and supports Unbound’s international evaluation efforts. She has dedicated most of her career to creating frameworks for measuring program effectiveness, and she trains others on best evaluation practices. Her areas of expertise include program evaluation, education and child development, elder sponsorship, global development in Latin America and women’s empowerment. She is fluent in English and Spanish.
Pritha Hariharan serves as Unbound’s international program director for Asia and Africa. Her areas of expertise include microfinancing and cash transfers, entrepreneurship, women’s empowerment, and global development in Africa and Asia. She is fluent in English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu.
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We work in three main regions around the world: Africa, Asia and Latin America. Political climate, exchange rates, poverty levels and economic activity are key factors that influence where we choose to focus our efforts. It’s our goal to provide support in areas where children, elders and families need it most. Click on the map to learn about the countries where we work.
From Mexico through Central America to the Caribbean and South America,
we work with more than 190,000 sponsored friends and their families.
In East Africa, we work with more than
41,000 sponsored friends and their families.