United Kingdom | In action since 2008
Past WC appearances
): Rebecca Willey, OD Coordinator; Julie Devonshire, Director of Entrepreneurship; Susan Trenholm, Reader/Management; Eka Ikpe, Lecturer in Development Economics in Africa; Ben Jones, London Engagement Coordinator
Our proudest moment of the past year:
When on our third visit, we were able to see the real impact of our project as some of the entrepreneur women are now able to send their children to school or they raised themselves above the poverty line.
Biggest challenge from the past year:
: The business plan did not work completely at first in some parts of the village, as the repayments were not being collected completely…. after redesigning the stoves and making them more affordable, we not only tackled the problem but opened new opportunities for the project.
Team described in one word:
Clara’s grandparents immigrated to France from Spain and Tunisia, and her father grew up in a poor suburb of Paris. Yet he excelled as an engineering student, and with Clara’s mother, launched a telecommunications company that enables immigrants to telephone their families in other countries at affordable rates. “His story never fails to remind me that entrepreneurship can really be transformative in someone’s life, and that it can and should always be used for good,” says Clara, who joined Enactus four years ago and has led the LightMountain project team for two years. Pursuing a master of science degree in clinical neuroscience, Clara plans to graduate in 2019.
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Esteban says he’s long believed the world can change for the better by teaching people in need to “to make the best of their opportunities and be dignified by doing so.” He joined Enactus a year ago, seeing it as a conduit to “make these dreams true while helping other in the process.” As deputy project leader of LightMountain, Esteban expects his EWC 2017 experience will enable him to meet and share knowledge with others whose varied experiences and expertise will enrich his academic and business careers. Majoring in biology and chemistry, he plans to graduate in 2018.
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