Mexico | In action since 2009
Students from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Los Valles want to put sugar cane waste, an abundant resource in their community, to use to empower women who are struggling to provide for their families. The team created a method to turn this industrial waste into recycled paper and transfer the skills to the women who sell the paper to generate household income. Their social enterprise, called Amazolli, promotes the circular economy.
Impact(s): 1 recycled paper production process developed; 1 socially responsible brand created; 6 new jobs created for area women
What’s next: The team is focusing on customizing products to appeal to regional markets, replicating the model in 11 other regions. They are also looking at expanding to other countries with a strong sugar industry and a high volume of sugar cane waste.
This project advances these key Global Goals:
Volunteer hours invested in project:
Our proudest moment of the past year:
Founding new projects. One of our proudest is Enactus Lab 3.0, [in which] we can train high school students in social-business concepts.
Biggest challenge from the past year:
When the team was discouraged because of a lack of resources and not having enough investments.
Team described in one word:
Andrea is a Business Administration major set to graduate in December 2019. Her introduction to Enactus occurred during a team presentation in one of her business classes. Her enthusiasm for Enactus has led her to assume the role of Team Content Generator. Her greatest success to date: “Having the opportunity to connect my passions such as photography and teamwork to a great social cause.” She hopes to connect with Enactus students from all 36 countries this year at Enactus World Cup.
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Two years after joining Enactus, Salvador’s commitment to project development and his passion for the organization led him to become Project CEO for his team. “When I found out about the Enactus philosophy and all of the empowerment that was given to me, I can say that I’ll be in Enactus for all of my life,” he says. Salvador is hoping to meet and connect with as many great people as he can during Enactus World Cup this year. An agribusiness major, he is scheduled to graduate in January 2018.
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