The Team

Erin helping a big sister hear the baby.

Erin Ryan LM

Erin Ryan joins the global team as a midwife with 15 years who has attended over 900 births out of the hospital. She has taught gentle birth to midwives, doctors and mothers internationally.  She is currently working on her Masters in Public Health at UC Berkeley. She is thrilled to be joining with the midwives of Morocco to expand their midwifery and help build bridges with local doctors.


Natalia making friends in Senegal

Natalia Richat MD

Dr. Richat is a pediatrician from Argentina. Since her graduation in 2007, Natalia has worked in Argentina, Cuba, Peru, Senegal and Morocco.  She is dedicated to serving the children who most need care.  When she is not working, she is studying to expand her knowledge of traditional plants and their usage. She is looking forward to returning to Morocco and working with mothers and babies.


Maru in Argentina with her son

Maru Dümmig

Maru is a dedicated birth activist working in her home country of Argentina to change the birth model. In Argentina the c-section rate is the 7th highest in the world. Maru works as a childbirth educator and doula, collaborating with doctors and midwives in the hospital to promote natural birth and parents' right to choose. Her work in her home town reflects the belief of Midwife to Midwife that birth culture must be created by women in their countries.


Julia Malinowska

Julia Malinowska is a Barcelona based and working world wide freelance photographer and visual anthropologist. Specialized in documentary photographyfocused on human rights, health and resocializations matter. She cooperated with NGO Nou Sol in a long-term documental multimedia projects in the mountainous
region of Atlas in Morocco. Most recently she has been working with Social Changes Foundation "Creative" in another multimedia project and a book about social changes driven by the NGO. The long-term documental project Dallas about the life of the Gypsy Minority living in Pata Rat, the worst neighborhood situated in the dump next to Cluj Napoca in Romania brought her nominee and was part of Gdansk Press Photo.

View her work on her webiste: Julia Malinowska

 


Joël in Morocco

 Joël López

As a traveling photographer, Joël saw many injustices and realized it was not enought to only document these but that he should be working to support people through education for a better life.  Joël founded NouSol in 2007.  Originally focused in Senegal the work of NouSol has spread world wide. Currently there are projects in Senegal, Nepal, India and Morocco. 


NouSol

The summer of 2007, Spanish photojournalist Joël López and translator Anna Gentz traveled to Senegal (Africa) to make a documentary about the Africans who risked their lives taking small boats to reach Spain.  One event lead to another the documentary was not made but Joël and Anna saw how they could impact lives through education.  They returned to Spain and founded NouSol and are experts at creating diverse teams to address social inequities.  All projects have local leaders and direction and NouSol returns year after year to see how projects are developing. 

NouSol Values

  • NouSol Values: 

  • Dignity: We abide by the Declaration of Human Rights and the Millennium Development Goals promoted by the United Nations to support the universal dignity of people.
  • Multiculturalism: We respect and accept the diversity of beliefs, forms and philosophies of life.
  • Equality: We help create equality of people fleeing from paternalism and oppression. We believe in social and gender equality.
  • Reciprocity: We believe in the ability to learn mutually from each other.
  • Commitment: Our commitment goes beyond our obligations because it is a belief, a duty.
  • Honesty: Our actions are based inour values of honesty and ethics.

Nousol's work in Morocco in pictures. (photos credit: Joël López and Julia Malinowska)

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Julia Malinowska is a Barcelona based and working world wide freelance photographer and visual anthropologist. Specialized in documentary photographyfocused on human rights, health and resocializations matter. She cooperated with NGO Nou Sol in a long-term documental multimedia projects in the mountainous
region of Atlas in Morocco. Most recently she has been working with Social Changes Foundation "Creative" in another multimedia project and a book about social changes driven by the NGO. The long-term documental project Dallas about the life of the Gypsy Minority living in Pata Rat, the worst neighborhood situated in the dump next to Cluj Napoca in Romania brought her nominee and was part of Gdansk Press Photo.