• Photo: Madelaine Artavia Sotela

    Madelaine Artavia Sotela at a construction site in Costa Rica. Artavia Sotela started her own construction company in 2002 and has since watched it grow, thanks in part to the WEConnect International program. (Photo: Madelaine Artavia Sotela)

Costa Rica’s construction industry has traditionally been dominated by men, but with the help of the WEConnect International program, Madelaine Artavia Sotela has blazed a trail that’s helping change the culture of the business. Part of an ongoing series of stories about innovative projects in the developing world, a partnership between the International Development Research Centre and Canadian Geographic.

Visit the Charting Change website to read “Constructive connections in Costa Rica.”