Breaking Borders and Bridging the gap
A Journey of Innovation and Conviction
I was raised in a country with unparalleled natural beauty; unfortunately, it is also struggling to overcome extreme poverty. After years of ignoring the unprosperous living standards of people in my country, it started to affect me deeply. I have always been fond of finding new avenues to tackle traditional problems, and this led me to work in some of the poorest corners of the world's most underdeveloped countries, including the poor village of El Rama on the eastern coast of Nicaragua and Arbegona, located south of Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
What I found in these places was a universal similarity: the individuals who inhabit these areas have all been denied choice and opportunity. Whether it's a lack of food, water, healthcare, education, or financial services, they are left powerless to make changes. This is what fueled my conviction to make a difference.
Coming from a family of immigrants, my family immigrated from Nicaragua to the United States. I witnessed firsthand the challenges …